The Department of State Security Service Imo State Command has arrested six suspected kidnappers, including one female, for allegedly kidnapping one Nnawike Chinaka in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.
The suspects were paraded at the SSS Headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital, in the presence of the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The Director of SSS in the state, Mr Francis Ejiofor, said that the command is desirous to curb the trend and menace of kidnapping in the state and as such set up a special task force to address the issue of kidnapping and one of the early successes of the new task force was the arrest of the 6-man gang of suspected kidnappers and the rescue of the kidnap victim alive.
Governor Rochas Okorocha commended security operatives in the state for trying to see that kidnapping and related criminal activities are reduced in the state.
He assured the people of the state that the state government would provide adequate support and partnership to all security operatives in the state in order to make Imo a peaceful and crime free state.
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho, has debunked rumours that he has stepped down for the PDP Governorship Candidate in the state.
Captain Ihenacho has described the rumour as untrue and a cheap blackmail by opposition parties to discredit his growing popularity.
He made this known to Channels Television after his campaign team visited Nkwerre and Nwangele Local Government area of the state where he promised that if elected into office he would provide free and qualitative education for youths in the state.
Addressing the gathering in Igbo language, Captain Iheancaho, said the APGA remained the only party with Igbo interest and that the party would deliver free and qualitative education to youths as well as provide job opportunities to all graduates in the state.
He said that the rumour that he had stepped down for the PDP Governorship candidate in the state was untrue and a mere blackmail, insisting that the APGA was still very much in the race.
Having toured 24 out of the 27 Local Government Areas in the state, Captain Iheanacho has three more local governments to visit before the general elections.