Police Arrest 4 Boko Haram Members In Edo State

Edo State Police Command has arrested four suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Disclosing the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed DanMallam said the Boko Haram members had escaped into the state after perpetrating heinous crimes in neighbouring Kogi State.

According to DanMallam, the police acted on a tip-off and arrested the suspects at their hideout in Afuze, Edo North Senatorial District.

He, however, said that the suspects would be handed over to the Police in Kogi for further interrogation as their crimes were perpetrated in that state.

Since the inception of the “Operation Puff Adder” in the state on May 2, the command had recorded some achievements in the fight against crime and criminality.

DanMallam explained that 34 suspects had been arrested in connection with armed robbery, and four others apprehended in connection with kidnapping, also about 32 suspected cultists had been arrested since the operation began, and that 10 different arms and 215 ammunitions were recovered.

The police chief disclosed that nine victims were rescued from suspected kidnappers, while 11 vehicles were also recovered.

He restated that the fight against crime was continuous and that the command was committed to reducing the cases in the state to the barest minimum.



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