The Imo State Police Command has revealed that it arrested about 150 suspects in connection with terrorism, kidnapping and armed robbery in the state in one year.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Hussaini, who disclosed this on Friday, said the suspects were arrested within a period of one year, specifically between January 2021 and January 2022.
The commissioner spoke while briefing the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, who visited the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
Giving a breakdown of the figure, Hussaini explained that 105 of those apprehended were suspected kidnappers and the remaining 45 were suspected terrorists.
He admitted that he met a series of security challenges on the ground on his assumption of office to take charge of the command in August last year.
The commissioner blamed the Eastern Security Network and proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra among others for the security challenge in the state.
Hussaini disclosed that the police were collaborating with traditional rulers, youth, and religious leaders, among other stakeholders on community policing.