- Vigilant operatives have implemented a policy to protect Nnewi from kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, and exploitation of young girls, among other crimes.
- The Vigilante Group has sealed the facilities housing the suspects for further investigation, according to the source
After conducting a raid in the area, the Nnewi Vigilance Service agents in Anambra State have taken 30 suspected Yahoo boys and kidnappers into custody.
The agents called the raid “Operation Sweep,” and it happened in two buildings at Obiofia, Nnewichi-Nnewi.
The vigilante operations have devised a policy to prevent kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, and the exploitation of minors, among other criminal activities, from occurring in Nnewi.
Along with the recovery of numerous SIM cards, charms, and cell phones from the accused, the operation also resulted in the arrest of some young girls who were reportedly being used by the thugs.
The group’s commander announced that the suspects had been turned over to the police for additional questioning and potential legal action.
He claims that the Vigilante Group has also shut the facility where the suspects are being held in order to conduct additional investigation.
Tochukwu Ikenga, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), acknowledged the event and stated that an investigation had already been launched.
“The command has received the suspects and interrogation has commenced,” he said.