The Nigeria Police have arrested 16 people for “involvement in a series of violent attacks on police officers and other security operatives as well as Police formations and other facilities in the South East and other parts of the country.
Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer revealed the development today, Sunday, through a statement sent to African Community News.
He said the arrests were “an outcome of painstaking, deliberate and tireless” collaborative effort between the police, the Nigerian Army, and the Nigerian Airforce; and named the suspects to include Ugochukwu Samuel, 28, Raphael Idang, 31, Cletus Egole, 60, and Michael Uba, 33.
He said- “Twelve others, in the course of investigation, were implicated in multiple felonies committed across several states in the South-Eastern part of the Federation.
“The suspects were arrested in various parts of the country following sustained, and intelligence-driven sting operations.
“Police investigations clearly established and linked the suspects to several incidents of attacks and murder of security personnel as well as stealing, unlawful possession of firearms, arson and malicious damage to operational assets of military and law enforcement agents.”