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30 kidnappers arrested in Delta as Uduaghan assures on safety

BY Austin Ogwuda
Asaba— NO fewer than 30 suspected kidnappers, including those who infiltrated Delta State have been arrested and are presently being interrogated by security agents.

The state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan disclosed this while addressing newsmen, shortly after a security council meeting held at Government House, Asaba, yesterday.

Although the Governor admitted that there were some security challenges, he  assured the people of the state that there was no cause  for alarm, as adequate steps had been taken to deal with the situation. He listed Kwale, Effurun, Ughelli, Sapele and Ibusa as places where the security challenges had became knotty.

He said, “We have some security challenges in certain parts of the state, such as Effurun, Ughelli, Sapele, Kwale and Ibusa. There were kidnap cases. But the purpose of this briefing is to let Deltans  know that the state government has taken certain measures to deal with the challenges, so the people should not panic.”

He noted that suspected kidnappers infiltrated the state and 30 had been arrested.

“We are very vigilant in this state. We are dealing with the Ibusa situation. Within the last one week, sanity is coming back to the place as lots of arrests had been made and those arrested would be charged to the court. What really delayed charging them to the court was because of the strike by the judiciary workers, but since they have resumed, the suspects will soon be charged to court,” he added.

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