Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olatunji Disu, have arrested about ten suspects from the bush and destroyed about 12 tents used by the kidnappers.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that CP Disu stormed a vast bush behind the Adokiye-Amiesimaka Stadium at Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area and its environs in Rivers State in a bid to ensure the security of lives and property of people of the state.
Disu, who was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, DCP Adepoju Olugbenga, some Area Commanders, heads of tactical units, Divisional Police officers (DPOs), officers of the command stormed bush where suspected kidnappers terrorizing Obiri-Ikwerre-Airport Road are believed to be hiding.
It would be recalled that on the 2nd of January, kidnappers suspected to be criminal herdsmen had struck and kidnapped several travellers and led them to an unknown destination.
The police had mobilised its men in the area and vowed to stamp out criminal activities on the road that leads to the Port Harcourt International Airport
Speaking, DCP Operations, Adepoju Olugbenga, told newsmen that the development was a routine exercise to rid the state of kidnappers.
Olugbenga stated that the Police mostly go to vulnerable points where there are issues of hoodlums trying to disturb the peace of the place to sack them in other to restore sanity.
He explained that within the period there are issues of hoodlums trying to ambush people going to and coming from the Airport, hence the need for the raid, revealing that the command has deployed a lot of personnel in the area.
The DCP explained: “It is part of the routine exercise as directed by Commissioner of Police, CP Olatunji Disu to ensure that Rivers State is free of crime and criminality. The CP led the team to the place and distributed everyone to every angle of the bush.
“Behind the Adokiye-Amasemaka stadium, there are abandoned buildings, buildings under construction and good roads which makes it a good area for criminals to hibernate.”
He noted that during the raid ten suspects were arrested, adding that the camps were destroyed.
“There is special concentration on the airport axis because of its importance to the state and the Police cannot allow criminal activities to thrive there or any other part of the state,” DCP Olugbenga added.