By Jude Atupulazi
Barely two years after the inception of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s government, more strides have continued to be recorded in the security sector, as evidenced by the improved security of life and property. This is according to the Press Secretary to Gov Soludo, Chris Aburime.
One of such strides, he said, was the dislodgement of assailants and insurgents terrorising most parts of the state by a Joint Security Task force in the state on Friday, 6th October, 2023.
In a statement he signed and made available to Fides, Aburime said a police-led Forward Operating Base (FOB), comprising the military and paramilitary operations based in Aguata Council Area of the state, assisted by the Police Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu, stormed the insurgents’ den at Ogbunka, Orumba South Local Government Area of the State, and successfully carried out a security operation.
The statement read, ‘The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, revealed through a statement that three abducted persons, including a Reverend Father, who were abducted this month and held hostage in the den, were rescued unhurt during the operation.
‘Three suspects were arrested, while nine vehicles snatched at gunpoint, as well as three pump action guns, were recovered from the scene.’
He further stated that stolen camouflage uniforms, Biafran flags, several handsets, flash drives and SIM cards were also recovered. These items, he revealed, would help make for proper investigation and prosecution.
Aburime quoted the Police PRO, Ikenga, as saying that the criminal gang had been fingered as responsible for the spate of kidnaps in Orumba North and South, including parts of Aguata Council Areas.
‘This recorded success led by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, is just one out of the many successful operations supported by the security architecture built by the present administration of Governor Soludo, with more support systems in sight,’ Aburime stated.