The Nigerian Army says it’s troops have recorded some success in the fight against crime and insecurity in Abia state.
Information released to the press by Assistant Director Army Public Relations14 Brigade, Nigerian Army, OYEGOKE says troops of 145 Battalion and operatives of NDLEA on Saturday, 11 November 2017 acting on an intelligence report conducted a joint raid on some hard drug black spots in Umuahia general area. During the raid, substances suspected to be cocaine and marijuana were recovered. The army spokesperson said :
” Suspects including a 60 year old woman were arrested during the raid. The substances and suspects have been handed over to the NDLEA for investigation and prosecution.”
The statement also said soldiers intervene to secure the release of a clergy who was abducted by kidnapper in Aba.
“At about 8pm on 10 November 2017, Barrister Michael Okwundu Onyeka, the general overseer of Victorious Peoples Assembly was kidnapped by armed hoodlums in Aba.”
“Acting on tip off from the locals, own troops of 144 Bn Aba combed bushes of Ngboko general area on Sunday, 12 November 2017, rescued the kidnapped pastor who was in good condition. ”
” Suspects ran away on sighting own troops. However, own troops are on their trail with a view to arresting them.”
Major OYEGOKE added that troops of 144 Battalion on patrol in Aba town on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at about 4am in Alaoji Fly Over general area of Aba arrested 3 suspected members of proscribed IPOB organization in Aba, Abia State. The suspects are; Mr Nwagbougwu Okeke, aged 55yrs, Mr Chidiebere Nwaoha, aged 35yrs and Mr John Nwaogazi, aged 50yrs
He said the army has handed over the suspects who were caught distributing flyers and posters with caption “No Election In Anambra State” to the Department of State Security for further investigation.