Two Notorious Kidnappers Terrorizing Enugu Have Been Arrested By Combined Security Team

A combined team of Enugu local security operatives led by Nsukka Local Government Area Neighbourhood Watch has arrested two notorious suspected kidnappers terrorizing the state along Opi Agu – Ugwuogo Road in Enugu state. According to reports from Sahara Reporters, it was gathered that the suspects were arrested on Sunday, July 2, 2023.

According to reports from our reliable source, there had been incessant cases of kidnapping on some major roads in Enugu state. This forced commercial drivers plying Enugu road, Ugwuogo road, Opi Agu road, and Nsukka road to recently stage a protest against the rising cases of kidnapping on the road.

During the protest, the drivers displayed placards with various inscriptions to express their grievances against the incessant kidnapping in the area and called on security agencies and the state government to do something about it.

Due to frequent attacks, kignapping and protest by drivers, the chairman of the Nsukka Local Government Area, Dr Walter Ozioko, following the inability of the security agents to curb the rising kidnapping cases along the road, set up Nsukka Local Government Area Rapid Response Squad to patrol the road to ensure security.

However, on Sunday, the Rapid Response Squad in collaboration with the State Neighbourhood Watch and State Forest Guard arrested two notorious kidnapped suspects. The Chief Security Officer to the Nsukka Local Government, Mr Ejike Okpe, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday morning, said the suspects had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

Mr Ejike Okpe stated that security measures introduced by the chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area to restore security, sanity and tranquility along Opi-Ugwogo Road had started yielding results. He assured motorists that the local government would sustain the onslaught against the hoodlums until they are completely weeded out.

According to his words; “The efforts being made by the people’s Mayor, Hon Walter Ozioko, the Executive Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, to restore security, sanity and tranquility along Opi-Ugwogo Road have started yielding results as the combined forces of Nsukka Local Government Area Neighbourhood Watch, Nsukka Local Government Area Rapid Response Squad and their Forests Guards counterparts on Sunday, July 2, 2023, arrested two notorious suspected kidnappers.

“The suspects who have been handed over to the police are currently cooperating with the men of the law. It is believed that through them, their accomplices, cohorts and gang members would be tracked down,” he stated.

Mr Ejike Okpe further stated that since the cases of kidnapping increased along Opi-Ugwogo Road, the council chairman had not rested one bit. And today, the results of his and his team hard work have begun to manifest. Believing that security of lives and property is about the chief essence of governance, the Mayor has vowed to rid, not just Opi-Ugwogo Road but the entirety of Nsukka Local Government Area of kidnapping and other heinous vices,” he stated.

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