Twelve members of the unknown gunmen terrorising the south eastern part of the country have been arrested.
The suspects who were arrested in Imo state are linked to the series of attacks on police formations and Owerri Correctional Center.
According to reports, the arrests started with the bursting of one of their camps four days ago, in Oguta local government area of Imo State, by security operatives.
This followed another of the unknown gunmen, arrested in Ihitte Uboma Local government area, whose name was given as Izuchukwu Ohaeri.
A police source said:
“On 17/04/2021 at Ihitte Uboma local government area at about 02:26 pm, operatives as a follow up of an attack on correctional centre and police headquarters in Owerri on the wee hour of 05/04/2021 arrested one Izuchukwu Ohaeri, aged 31 years, his from Isiwenke, Amakohia in Ihitte Uboma local government area of Imo state.”
“He is a strong member of the group who has been killing security agencies personnel and burning their vehicles as well as police stations. He has confessed to the crimes committed.
“The arrested was made days after they murdered two policemen at Umutanze in Orlu local government area of Imo State, on 05/01/2021.”
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