“EGWU EKE” 111: ARMY NABS NOTORIOUS CAR SNATCHER IN ABIA AND OTHER CRIME SUSPECTS IN THE SOUTH EAST.
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
There have been fruitful results of operation ‘Egwu Eke”111 since its flag off by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Turkur Buratai with the activities of all the formations and units under the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Such activities as robust patrols, snap checkpoint, rescue missions and cordon and search among others where necessary were adopted in this renewed chase against criminals and criminalities.
According to the deputy Director, Public Relations of the 82 Division, Col. Sagir Musa, miscreants and criminals have been denied freedom of action in the zone with sustained mobile patrols.
In a statement made available to CSUnewsng, troops of 14 Brigade, Ohafia on the 8th of January, 2019, during a targeted patrol, arrested a notorious car snatcher, known as Justice Origwe from Olokoro community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia state.
Origwe was said to have been apprehended about 2 am in Umuahia town on that fateful day in possession of 20 assorted vehicle keys.
The alleged car snatcher who made some confessional statements to the army in a preliminary investigation, revealed that he has been in the act for some years and has since been handed over to the Abia state police command for further action.
Similarly, troops of 342 Artillery Regiment, in the operation also intercepted a truck loaded with substance suspected to be illegal petrol product with the driver fleeing on sighting the patrol along Shell Pipeline at Obitti in Ohaji- Egbema in Imo state. The trucqk with the content have been towed and secured at the Obinze Barracks for further necessary action.
A bloody clash between farmers and herders in Aman area of Anambra West Local Government Area was averted by the troops of sector 5 in 302 Artillery general support Regiment, Onitsha following an intelligence. Even though one herder lost his life in the clash, situation has been brought under control by the troops.
As part of its social responsibility and civil military relations with communities, two blocks of classrooms have been built and commissioned by the Army at Onu Ibina primary school in Igbere, Abia state. Also, a community in Aboh Mbaise, Imo state benefitted four solar powered water projects from the Nigerian Army.