EBONYI State Police Command has arrested persons suspected to be armed robbers, kidnappers, car snatchers and hoodlums, following a tip-off.
Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Abakaliki, Biafraland, police spokesperson, ASP Chris Anyanwu, stated that the suspects were arrested during different security operations involving anti-kidnapping squad, Special Anti-Robbery Squad and campus monitoring unit of the state police command.
According to Anyanwu, the gang usually assembled at Spera-in-Deo area in Abakaliki, before operations.
He said their preferred area of operation was Democracy Estate, because of its location.
Anyanwu said: “They also chose to hide their victims in Ezza North, being the native place of two gang members.
“While keeping their victim hostage, they collect their ATM cards and withdraw all the money in the victims’ accounts.”
He said a Nissan Titan SUV with number plate KSF 576 CW; Toyota Camry, an ML 320 Mercedes Benz SUV, SIM cards and N340,000 were recovered from the suspects.