Police Destroy Four Kidnappers’ Camps In Rivers

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Chief Kenneth Kobani ( 2nd left), with Permanent Secretary, Special Bureau, SSG’s Office, Dr George Nwaeke (left) and NYSC State Coordinator, Chinwendu Chukwu, during the signing of NYSC Register, inspection of guard of honour, taking of oath of allegiance by corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Nonwa-Gbam, recently.

Efforts by the Police in fighting crime and criminality has yielded major resulted, as they have  destroyed  four camps belonging to kidnappers in some communities, Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, NnamdiOmoni has disclosed.
This is as the police lauded renewed commitment by the State Governor, Barr. NyesomWike to assist the command in stamping out crime and criminalityin the state
Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt said the camps were located in Ubima, Omaleru and Omademe communities all in Ikwerre Local Government Areas of the state.
He further said that the feat was achieved within the week following credible information provided by concerned citizens, pointing out that policing is everybody’s business.
According to Omoni: Policing is not a sole proprietorship. It is a business that requires all hands to be on deck. Through credible information the other day we were able to destroy some kidnappers’ camp at the Ubima-Omaleru-Omademe axis.
“Who took us there? It will surprise you to hear that it was one of the locals and we were able to dislodge them (the hoodlums). They disappeared and we destroyed their camps and got some persons rescued.
“We (the police) also destroyed their charms and other things,” the state Police image maker stated.
In a related development, Omoni said that the command’s determination to reduce crime in the state, police operatives launched a raid aimed apprehending criminals terrorizing Nanka waterfront in mile axis of Port Harcourt led to the recovery of some weapons, though he said the hoodlums fled with gunshot injuries.
“We launched attack at the Nanka Waterside (Wednesday) and on sighting our men they engaged men of the Mile one police station. We got one AK-47 rifle and two magazines loaded with 43 life ammunition.
“Some of them got life threatening gunshot wounds. They escaped into the creeks.We are not relenting in this fight against arm banditry in the state,” he said.


Dennis Naku