The Edo State Police command says its operatives have raided coastline and maritime communities in Ovie south-west local government area of the state.
Police Recovers Guns, Ammunition In Edo Communities
The raid was conducted with a view to fishing out criminal elements terrorising the area.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday night by the command’s deputy Spokesperson, Jennifer Iwegbu.
She said the raid was conducted on Friday at about 4:20pm following the arrest of one Lawrence Yambo and his gang, who she claimed, have been terrorising the Okomu riverine community in Ovia south-west local government area.
According to her, the operation which was in continuation of the ongoing raids of criminal hideouts and cultists’ enclaves in the state, was conducted by operatives attached to the Command’s intelligence and rapid response squad, the Command’s crack team and its Marine Police.
“On arrival at the community, the other miscreants terrorizing the community on sighting the operatives took to their heels into Agbede forest in Ovia south-west Local Government Area of Edo state, abandoning their loots,” her statement reads.
“On the Spot house to house search conducted within the community led to the recovery of the following items; 2 AK 49 RIFFLES, 1 AK 47 RIFFLE, 2 locally made revolver single barrel, I locally made single barrel, 1 locally made double barrel, 1 locally made cut-to-size barrel, 128 pieces of AA cathridges, 12 pieces of 9mm ammunitions, 2 telephone handsets, 2 army shirts, 2 high-pressure gas cylinders and bag of charms.”
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EDO STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE
EDO STATE POLICE COMMAND RAIDS EDO COASTLINES
In continuation of the ongoing raids of Criminal hideouts and Cultist enclaves in Edo State, the Coastline and Maritime settlements are not left out either. pic.twitter.com/zG3olqaqmN
— Edo State Police Command (@EdoPoliceNG) August 27, 2022
The statement also conveyed the commendation of the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro for the professionalism of the men in leading the onslaught.
He also assured the public that the command would “not rest on its oars to ensure that Edo state is peaceful and crime in the state is been reduced to its barest minimum.”
He appealed for continuous collaboration from the people of the state including security stakeholders in the state.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that eleven (11) students of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma were arrested by police operatives in Edo State for alleged criminal conspiracy, cultism and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.