Imo on security alert after discovery of three strange corpses

The Police have heightened security in Imo State, some days after three corpses were exhumed inside a forest.

The corpses are believed to be kidnap victims murdered by suspected Fulani men kidnapping travelers for ransom.

To combat the criminality, the Imo police command, in a statement, said that the commissioner of police for the state Aboki Danjuma met with inhabitants of the various communities in Owerri West LGA on how to improve the security of the place.

At the meeting were the commander 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze; director of DSS, Imo State command; the traditional rulers of Eziobodo, Okolochi, Umuokpo, Nekede, Obinze, and Eziokole communities; the Sarki Hausawa of the region, and delegates from Ihiagwa, Umuchima, Obinze, Umuanunu; the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), hunters’ association among others.

“The meeting was necessitated by an upsurge in violent crimes in these areas and the recent discovery of three unidentified decomposing corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims in a forest spanning across FUTO, Nekede, Ihiagwa, and Obinze,” the police said.

The commissioner reportedly “assured the good people of Imo State that similar stakeholders’ security meetings will be replicated continuously across the 27 LGAs of the state.”

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