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JTF arrests 10 over killing of security operatives in Akwa Ibom


10 suspects have been arrested over the killing of security operatives and burning of police facilities in the last few weeks in Akwa Ibom state.

The suspects were arrested by a Joint Task Force (JTF) conducting operations in Essien Udim local government area, Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme said AK-47 rifles, vehicles, cartridges, and cash amongst other things were recovered from the suspects who were “directly linked” to the killings of security personnel and destruction of property.

Amiengheme said;

“Items recovered include one grey coloured Toyota Hilux with Reg. No. ENU 762 YJ; one white and ash coloured Mitsubishi bus with Reg. No. XE 276 ABA; one white-coloured Sino Truck with Reg. No. SSM 505 ZR and one blue Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. GWA 955 BF.

“Others include, four motorcycles, four AK 47 Rifles, four G3 rifles, eight dane guns, three riot guns, 28 AK-47 magazines, two G3 magazines and 654 rounds of ammunition among others”.

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