Two suspects, who were alleged to be on a mission to bomb a community in Orlu town, Imo State, have been arrested by Operatives of the state Police Command.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Dasuki Galadanchi, while parading the suspects on Wednesday in Owerri, stated that they came from Ebonyi State to carry out the failed mission.
The names of the suspects were given by the CP as Friday Echereobia, 28, and Ozioma Nwosu, 30.
The police boss said, “The operatives of the Police Mobile Force 18 Squadron during a routine stop and search duty at their checkpoint by the UBA junction in Orlu, arrested the suspects, who were on a motorcycle and in possession of a suspicious looking object.
“Upon discrete interrogation and investigation, the object was discovered to be an Improvised Explosive Device or homemade bomb.”
“The suspects revealed that the IED was handed over to them on November 7, at Effiong in Ebonyi State, where they converge to hold their meetings, and from where they moved down to Ihiagwa, Owerri West LGA in Imo State and given the IED by one Chijioke Jimmy, an indigene of Ebonyi State, who is resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”
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