JTF Nabs 10 Suspects Over Killing Of Security Operatives In Akwa Ibom

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Joint Task Force has nabbed 10 suspects over the killing of security operatives and burning of police facilities in the last few weeks in Akwa Ibom State.

The JTF operatives while on routine operations arrested the suspects in Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

More than 10 security men were killed by the suspected hoodlums in Essien Udim, Etim Ekpo, Ika, Ikono, and Ini,

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme said the police recovered AK-47 rifles, vehicles, cartridges, and cash amongst other things from the suspects who were “directly linked” to the killings of security personnel and destruction of property.

Amiengheme said “Items recovered include one grey coloured Toyota Hilux with Reg. No. ENU 762 YJ; one white and ash coloured Mitsubishi bus with Reg. No. XE 276 ABA; one white-coloured Sino Truck with Reg. No. SSM 505 ZR and one blue Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. GWA 955 BF.

“Others include four motorcycles, four AK 47 Rifles, four G3 rifles, eight Dane guns, three riot guns, 28 AK-47 magazines, two G3 magazines and 654 rounds of ammunition, among others”.