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Attacks: Police arrest 10 suspects in Akwa Ibom


Usman Alkali Baba,

Akwa Ibom police on Wednesday said that 10 suspects were arrested in connection with the recent attacks on security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Andrew Amiengheme, and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday.

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Amiengheme said the attack on police personnel necessitated the formation of a Joint Task Force (JTF), comprising the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Service, and the NSCDC.

According to him, the efforts of the JTF yielded a lot of successes with more still being expected.

“The JTF raided Ntak Ikot Akpan, Abama, and Ikot Akpan in Essien Udim, Obot Akara, and Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas.

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“A total of 10 suspects who are directly linked to the killings of security personnel and destruction of property were arrested and some items were recovered at different locations,” Amiengheme said.

He said that items that were recovered included four vehicles, four motorcycles, four AK 47 Rifles, four G3 rifles, eight Dane Guns, 28 AK-47 magazines, and some cash.

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Amiengheme called on members of the public who lost their vehicles recently to come with proof of ownership.

The commissioner expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Army and other sister security agencies for their immense contribution.