Suspected Pipeline Vandals, Others Arrested In Akwa Ibom

Police1Police say they have arrested three people suspected to be pipeline vandals in Akwa Ibom State

The three suspects were among seven suspected criminals paraded before journalists at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state’s capital in southeast Nigeria.

Parading the suspects, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Cordelia Nwawe, said the suspects were arrested at a hotel in Eket, following intelligence reports.

Mr Nwawe listed items recovered from the suspects to include: two high-powered Improvised Explosive Device and one long single high-powered propel launcher bomb which is capable of destroying any high-pressure oil pipeline among others.

The other four suspects paraded were said to specialise in stealing motorcycles and electric transformers.

The Police spokesman appealed to members of the public to be more conscious of the security issues in their environment.

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