By Balarabe Oshiafi
Joint security operations comprising military and paramilitary services led by police Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Aguata, Anambra State and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu, on Sunday, stormed insurgents Clcamp at Ogbunka in Orumba South local government area (LGA), arrested criminal gangs and rescued kidnapped victims.
Three abducted persons, including a Reverend Father were rescued unhurt. Nine vehicles and three Pump Action Guns were recovered. Three suspects were arrested.
Anambra State Police Command Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a press statement revealed that stolen camouflage uniform, Biafra flag, several handsets, flash drives and SIM cards that will aid comprehensive investigation and prosecution were recovered.
DSP Ikenga stated that the gang had been responsible for spate of abductions in Orumba North and South as well as parts of Aguata LGAs in recent times, adding that the abducted victims were all kidnapped this month.
“The raid on insurgents Camp followed months of diligent and painstaking intelligence gathering and investigation which led to uncovering the criminal hideout.
“Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye who ordered and coordinated the operation praised all the service personnel and vigilante men involved for their professionalism which ensured no life was lost.
“Mr. Governor has commended the Operatives and pledged to continue to support all services involved in Joint Security Operations across the State”, the statement read.