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Imo State joins safest states as Police subdues robbery, kidnapping businesses, rings

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Indications have emerged that since the neutralization of the leading kidnapping and armed robbery ring terrorizing Imo State and environs by a special team of Police last month, business normalcy have not only returned but the state is safe and ready for more investors.

This was revealed by the State Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, on Wednesday, noting that the latest security report showed that kidnapping activities had been reduced by 90 per cent.

According to him, “In the past, kidnappers were having their way in the state but we have used every means to fight them and we have finally subdued them”.

In his submission, Lakanu averred that no kidnapper could successfully carry out any operation in the state now without being apprehended, saying “It will be impossible for kidnappers to have their way again in Imo because we have men that are committed to fighting crime in the state”.

While stressing that the police were doing everything possible to checkmate cult activities in the state, the Commissioner noted that “We have set up special response teams at strategic places in the state to effectively checkmate criminal activities”.

Lukanu commended Gov. Rochas Okorocha for supporting the police in the fight against criminal elements in the state and stressed that “Gov. Okorocha is doing very well in terms of security and we will continue to synergise with sister security outfits to guarantee security in the state”.

Business Hilights recalls that towards the end of last month, the Police in a commando styled operation swooped on the hideout the dreaded kidnap ring lead by late Henry Chibueze, aka vampire who died with some of his members in the attack.


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