-BY SUNNY A. DAVID:
Security operatives in Anambra State, have apprehended one of the Vigilante Leaders in the State for alleged involvement in kidnappings.
Also, Four AK -47 riffles were recovered at the backyard of his house in one of the popular Communities, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State.
Our correspondent, gathered that the Vigilante boss, had been instrumental to majority of the kidnappings around his area in the recent time.
According to a source, who spoke with our correspondent on Thursday, “the security operatives, based on a tip off, stormed his compound on Tuesday and got him arrested.
“It was a shock to him. He has made enough money through kidnappings. Sometimes, he collects as low as 1.5-2million naira to free their victims.
“Those AK-47 riffles were hidden in a thick banana plantation at the back of his house. Our people are being kidnapped almost on daily basis without knowing that our Vigilante Leaders was behind them .
“Our God has exposed him and it has shown that nothing lasts forever. As we speak, he’s with the security operatives and some of his gang members are equally, being picked,“ the source said.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ikenga Tochukwu (DSP), told our correspondent, that he had not received the report.
However, he said that people should know that security operatives had been on the trail of criminal elements in the State for sometime now.
He said the such operation would continue until, Anambra State was fully, recovered from criminal elements.