The Ebubeagu Security Outfit, Ebonyi State chapter, Monday, stalled planned attacks on police stations, Independent Electoral Commission’s offices and some court buildings in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State by suspected bandits.
The security outfit, arrested about 37 suspected criminals at about 1am, Monday, in Agubia axis in Ikwo local government Area of the State.
They were caught during a joint operation coordinated by the Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha, and the Ikwo local government council Chairman, Elder Steve Orogwu in conjunction with the Ikwo Divisional Police Officer.
Emegha confirmed the arrest, stating that the suspects were arrested following a tip off revealing the planned attacks.
He hinted that the suspects came from different parts of South East States like Imo and Enugu, adding that others also came from the different local government areas of Ebonyi State.
He said: “We got information that there were people gathering to go and burn some Police stations, burn some INEC offices and court in the area and then the Ebubeagu quickly mobilized and swoop in on them”.
“It was discovered that they had a map and came from different places like Enugu, Imo and others from different local government areas of Ebonyi State. We asked questions, they said they have the authority of whoever they called their boss, I don’t know to burn those places”.
“But unfortunately, luck ran out on them and they were all arrested and have been handed over to the police”.