A branch of Ebonyi State security outfit known as Ebubeagu has reportedly arrested 37 suspected criminals for planning to attack police stations and some offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
The commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, made this known on Monday in Abakaliki, adding that the suspects were arrested in Agubia, in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
According to Mr. Okoro, the suspects arrested are citizens of Ebonyi State, adding that police from Ikwo Divisional Police Station assisted the security outfit in the arrest.
“Ebubeagu security outfit in a midnight operation, on Sunday, May 23 apprehended a total of 37 suspected criminals in Agubia axis in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi.
“The arrest was made in a joint operation coordinated by the commissioner and the Ikwo Local Government Council Chairman, Steve Orogwu.
“Some of the suspects are not from Ebonyi but they have been handed over to the police for further investigation.
“Among things recovered from the hoodlums is a map of some areas they were preparing to attack and the areas include police stations and some INEC offices in the state,” he said.