A team of military and police officials has arrested 10 persons in connection with the killing of security personnel in Essien Udim, Obot Akara and Ikot Ekpene local government areas of Akwa Ibom State.
The arrest followed harmonized raids by the joint task force including the army, police, Department of State Security Services (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on locations of criminal elements in the areas.
Commissioner of Police Andrew Amiengheme in a press release yesterday said the JTF recovered several items including vehicles, arms and ammunition from the suspects.
The CP said, ”it would be recalled that in the recent past, there had been series of senseless and unprovoked attacks on security agencies and formations, especially the police leading to wanton loss of lives and property.
”This unacceptable trend of events necessitated the formation of the JTF.
”A total of 10 suspects who directly linked to the killings of security personnel and destruction of property were arrested, while N63,330 was also seized from the suspects.”