Seven suspected criminals, who were part of the kidnappings, armed robberies and pipeline vandalism in Ikorodu, Arepo and Ibafo areas of Lagos and Ogun states, have been arrested by the police.
It was gathered that the suspects, who fled their camps when security operatives launched air raids on them, were apprehended in Edo State.
The suspects, who were identified as Alawei Isaac, Ganpaei Amos Yieden, Abeniko Alfred, Luke Foroijoh a.k.a. Oluku, Bebetebe Akowe, Daniel Ezekiel and Pawpaw Worimegbe, were nabbed by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, following a directive of the IG, Ibrahim Idris, that fleeing militants from Lagos and Ogun states should be trailed and captured alive.
It was further gathered that the IRT operatives, led by Abba Kyari, got intelligence report indicating that the regrouping militants were perfecting plans to rob three commercial banks and also kidnap a woman from a wealthy family in Edo State.