Police Raid Hideouts Of Cultists And Criminals In Edo, Arrest Gang Members, Recover Arms (photos)

Police officers raided the hideouts of cultists and criminals in Edo State and detained a number of suspected criminals in the operation.

During the raid, the operatives arrested one Lawrence Yambo and his gang, who have been terrorising the Okomu riverine community in Ovia south-west local government area of the state.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by the deputy police public relations officer for the command, Jennifer U. Iwegbu.

She stated;

“The Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc directed an intensive raid of the community.

“Operatives of the command attached to the Command’s intelligence and rapid response squad, the Command’s crack team and the Marine Police of the command mobilized and swung into action.

“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.

“On the Spot house to house search conducted within the community led to the recovery of the following items;

1) 2 AK 49 RIFFLES
2) 1 AK 47 RIFFLE
3) 2 locally made revolver single barrel
4) I locally made single barrel
5) 1 locally made double barrel.

6) 1 locally made cut-to-size barrel
7) 128 pieces of AA cathridges
8) 12 pieces of 9mm ammunitions
9) 2 telephone handsets
10) 2 army shirts
11) 2 high-pressure gas cylinders
12) bag of charms.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc applauded the professionalism of the Men in leading the onslaught. While reassuring 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, also appeals for continuous collaboration from the good people of the State including security stakeholders in the State.”

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