Two houses belonging to suspected kidnappers, Chinenye and Chigozie Israel who are twins from Umuerim Nsirimo in Umuahia South LGA as well as property worth thousands of naira in the shop of one of the wives of the suspects, have been demolished by the Abia State Government.
Also demolished in Ndume Otuka in Umuahia North LGA is a drinking joint said to be used by kidnapers as rendezvous.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the demolition exercise, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Awa Udonsi Agwu, said it was a law in Abia State that any location owned by kidnappers or where they used for their activities or meeting point should be demolished.
He commended the level of support the government had received from people in the localities in form of intelligence and appealed to those in the urban areas to come up with more credible information to help government in fishing out criminals.
In his speech, the Executive Chairman, Umuahia South LGA, Obioma Ogbulafor, said the state government through the exercise had sent a clear signal to men of the underworld that Abia was not safe for them and urged kidnappers in the state to relocate.