Amid rising insecurity nationwide, the police in Anambra State have arrested two robbers who operate on the 2nd Niger Bridge.
The Bridge has recently been noticed as a den of robbers, while vandals also seize the opportunity to vandalize some equipment on the newly constructed Bridge.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga disclosed on Monday.
He said: “Men of Anambra State Police Command attached to Harbour Division last week nabbed two robbers dispossessing unsuspecting citizens of their valuables on the 2nd Niger Bridge.
“The Police team, which was on surveillance patrol on the Bridge to prevent vandals from stealing expansion joints, were alerted to gang activities near the Bridge’s Obosi end.
“The covert Police Team monitored the gang and swooped in on them, arresting two of the gangsters while others fled.
“When searched, two daggers and five SIM cards removed from previously stolen phones were recovered from the suspects aged between 20 and 22 years.
“One of the suspects hailed from Enugu State and the other from Ebonyi State.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the Police Team for its vigilance and courage in confronting the gang.
“He has directed that owners of the recovered SIM cards be located to assemble evidence for the successful prosecution of the arrested suspects.”