The Nigerian Army says it has arrested about 42 suspected criminals in Imo State following the launch of Operation Python Dance II in the southeastern region of the country.
The military says it has now handed over the suspects to the Imo state police command for trial.
The 42 suspects are accused of indulging in various crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism among others.
Various weapons including six pump action weapons, 18 locally made weapons, two motorcycles, fake dollars and bullet cartridges were among items recovered from the suspects.
Commander 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze, Brigadier General Hamza Bature who handed the suspects over to the police said the officers and men of the command are poised to flush out criminal elements in the zone and make the it a haven for citizens of the state.
Imo State, Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, commended the army in the state for their contributions to fighting crime in the state.
He promised that the suspects will be prosecuted accordingly.