The Akwa Ibom State police command says it has arrested two foreigners with explosives and other dangerous weapons.
Odiko Mcdon, the command’s spokesman, who disclosed this on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, while addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Uyo, the state capital, revealed that the suspects are Cameroonians.
The PPRO identified the suspects as – Adede De Black, Fombutu, and a Nigerian man called Bernard Mfam, from Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State.
According to the police spokesman the suspects were arrested following the efforts of men of the AIG Border Patrol Squad along Okobo-Oron highway during a stop and search operation in the area.
He said that the items recovered include two bags of dynamite (explosives) charms and other dangerous weapons which had been conveyed to an undisclosed destination.
The PPRO further explained that the police were able to nab the suspects following the introduction of new innovations in the security architecture pioneered by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Amegieme Andrew, in collaboration with other security agencies in the state.
While assuring residents of the security of lives and property in all parts of the state, the State Police Command appealed for continued support from stakeholders to make the job of securing Akwa Ibom easier.