The Rivers State Police Command on Monday arrested a 30 year-old man with large quantity of explosives, including detonators and a cordless wire.
The suspect, who was identified as Ibrahim
Aliyu was apprehended in Ndele Town in
Emohua Local Government Area of the state
at about 2.30pm.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde
Ogunsakin, told newsmen in Port Harcourt
that Aliyu confessed to be a member of a
kidnap syndicate based in Ogbogoro Town in
Aliyu, according to the state police boss, was also a member of a bank robbery syndicate that operates between Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom State.
Ogunsakin disclosed that the suspects had
confessed that though he (Aliyu) purchased
the explosives in Port Harcourt, his aim was to take them to one ‘Alhaji’ in Yobe State.
The State Commissioner of Police, however,
reiterated his call on criminals to leave Rivers or be ready to face the wrath of the law whenever they were caught.