Defence & Security

Police say conspiracy of silence dead in Anambra, laud journalists

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

Anambra Police Command has said the conspiracy of silence that made it difficult for officers to get enough intelligence reports to track activities of criminals in the state has died.

The Command commended journalists for always reporting security situations in the state, saying it has made the work of personnel much easier.

Briefing journalists at Police headquarters, Amawbia, the Command spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said that in the past one week the Command in conjunction with other security agencies have made inroads in crime bursting.

He said, “For example, on Sunday June 5 the police received report of a kidnap at Oko and within 30 minutes another report of kidnap was received from Ekwulobia. “Immediately, a combined operation went to work and rescued four of the victims.

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“The operational vehicle of the kidnappers was also recovered.

“Based on intelligence report the police arrested the kidnapper, simply known as Emeka and rescued the kidnapped victim in Neni in Anaocha local council area after storming the location.

“On interrogation, Ikenga continued, Eneka confessed to the crime and led detectives to the gang’s hide out in Oba in Idemili South Local council where detectives engaged the gangsters in a shootout.”

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