About seventy one suspected armed robbers, child traffickers and fake military men have been arrested by the Police Command in Anambra State.
Also two children between the ages of two and four, were rescued from the suspected child traffickers.
Parading the suspects at Ogidi Division and Anti Cult Command Enugukwu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State, Mr. Haruna Muhammed, said the suspects were arrested by the joint security team in the state.
A breakdown of those arrested were three suspected female child traffickers, five alleged impersonators, forty-one suspected cultists and twenty-two suspected armed robbers in black spots across the state.
Mr. Haruna added that among the arrested persons were three women involved in child trafficking, a corps member serving in Delta State and two young guys in military camouflage.
The police spokesman, who explained that the launch of operation Mkpochapu-Two is yielding results, noted that the suspects were arrested through intelligence gathering.
Mr. Muhammed while reiterating the command’s commitment to fight crime in the area, assured that the law enforcement agencies would work assiduously to safeguard lives and property of the people of the state.
The PPRO, who noted that investigation was still on going on the suspects, appealed to the citizens to provide useful information to security agents and to be law abiding.
Some of the suspects confessed to the crime.
One of the suspected child traffickers, who spoke in Hausa language said she decided to sell her child and that of her sister because of hardship.
Among the items allegedly recovered from the suspects were kitchen knives, cult Barrets, cutlass, axe and locally made shisha.