2023 Election: Finally, DSS Apprehends Plotters of Attack on Imo INEC Office, Gang Leader Revealed

2023 Election: Finally, DSS Apprehends Plotters of Attack on Imo INEC Office, Gang Leader Revealed

  • The Department of State Services (DSS) has made a major step towards restoring peace and stability in Imo state
  • According to reports, the Imo state chapter of the security outfit has successfully arrested the mastermind of the INEC HQ in Imo state
  • The DSS said it will continue to strengthen its operatives to ensure absolute law and order in the state

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Imo, Owerri - The Imo state chapter of the Department of State Services (DSS) has apprehended plotters of the attack on the headquarters of the state's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office.

Wilcox Idaminabo, the Imo state DSS director, made this known in Owerri on Wednesday, December 21, during a meeting with the state's electoral commissioner, Prof Sylvia Uchenna Agu.

All eyes are on INEC to deliver a seamless election exercise in the forthcoming polls in 2023 amid ongoing security tension in some regions. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun
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As reported by the Leadership newspaper, Idaminabo reiterated that the DSS will continue to intensify its services to ensure a total clampdown on unruly activities in the state in the build-up to the 2023 elections.

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The DSS boss at the meeting revealed that they had successfully arrested one Engr. Mike Ahize, who allegedly led the attack in Orsu.

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He said:

"We have continued to comb their camps and cells in Orsu, Njaba, Orlu, and Okigwe, and our onslaught especially at Njaba led to the arrest of one Ejima who has been threatening to burn down the state. I am happy to announce that just last night (Tuesday) we apprehended him and he's now in our custody."

DSS recovers arms from hoodlums

Idaminabo said during the raid by DSS operatives, several items were recovered from the suspected hoodlums whose base was ransacked.

He said:

"We also recovered a lot of arms, ammunition, and charms from him."

Idaminabo urged residents to help fight against unruly activities in the state as their cooperation will go a long way to help enforce a significant clampdown on their activities.

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He revealed that due to their recent operation at Orsu, the hoodlums had relocated their base to Aku/Ihube axis along the Okigwe expressway, where they are now disturbing residents' peace.

IGP reveals governors sponsoring violence against opponents in their states

In another development, the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, has alleged that some governors are responsible for violence in the political rallies in their states.

According to Baba, 52 political violence cases have been recorded since the beginning of the 2023 presidential electioneering.

The police chief said the security forces would not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught in the act of violence.

Source: Legit.ng

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