The Anambra State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers in the state.
The suspects confessed that they use photos of beautiful women on Facebook to lure their victims.
Aderemi Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in the state, made this known during a press conference in Awka on Monday, Jan. 8.
The CP said operatives of the command arrested about 30 suspected criminals between December 1, 2023, to date.
According to the commissioner, 12 suspects were arrested for kidnapping, 9 for alleged armed robbery, 6 for cultism and 3 over alleged insurgency across the state.
He said 11 vehicles, 12 firearms and 40 ammunition were recovered from the suspects within the period.
The CP, however, said two police personnel from Enugu command were killed by a gang of assailants at Uga Roundabout in Aguata Local Government area of the state.
Adeoye said that police operatives traced the culprits to their camp in Ogboji forest where two of the criminals were gunned down.
He said the police also apprehended one Emmanuel Orjiakor from Oba, a notorious armed robber and kidnapper, who sustained gunshot injuries in an encounter with operatives of the Anambra Vigilante Group.
He added that one Obinna Ekwunife, 27, was arrested on Dec. 1, in relation to the kidnap of one Emmanuel Tobechukwu, who transferred N9 million to a POS operator as ransom.
“Upon interrogation, they confessed to be involved in the kidnap of one Obioma Godswill from Delta.
“They further stated that they normally lured their victims using Facebook accounts with pictures of beautiful ladies, to their hideout, where they keep them and collect ransom before they are released,” he said.