Four suspected armed robbers terrorising residents of Oji River asix in the state have been arrested by the Enugu state Police command.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command in the state, Mr Ebere Amaraizu in a statement issued on Friday in Enugu made this known.
He said that the suspects were arrested on Sept. 28, adding that items recovered from them included a locally made short gun, English made pump action long gun and ammunition.
Amaraizu also said that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Oji River Zone, acting on a tip-off.
“Through intelligence information, operatives of SARS, Oji River Zone, promptly nabbed four suspected armed robbery gang which has been a thorn in the flesh of members of the public in Ndeaboh Aninri and Oji River axis of the state.
“They are notorious armed robbers/cult and burglary kingpins that have caused nightmare to residents of Oji River axis of the state and its general area,’’ he said.
The PPRO said that the suspects were helping police operatives in their investigations in relation to their nefarious activities.
“The command has maintained that its operatives, in partnership with sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders in the state will not rest on their oars.
“Suspected hoodlums are being fished out from their hideouts with huge recoveries as exhibits.’’