Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Terrorism: 2 arrested for attempting to blow up bridges in Ebonyi

By Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki on 16/02/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 785

•The suspects after their arrest
•The suspects after their arrest

Two hoodlums were, yesterday, apprehended in Idembia community in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by the members of the state Neighbourhood Watch while trying to blow up Idembia Bridge. 

The suspected criminals, it was gathered, had already planted the explosives and were about blowing it up before the local vigilante apprehended and handed them over to the army.

This was disclosed by the state governor, Chief David Umahi, during a press conference held in the EXCO Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki. The governor said that the development was a confirmation of an earlier intelligence he got that plans had been concluded by undisclosed person to blow up bridges and hotels in the state.

Umahi said: “A report came to me that a House of Assembly candidate went to a quarry site to buy explosives but the operators refused to sell to him and reported to us.

“Four hours later, we got information that a meeting was held and it was agreed to plant explosives in hotels, in flyovers and bridges including bridges built by the past administration in the state.

“While we were still examining the authenticity of the information, Commissioner for Internal Security called to say that the community and Neighbourhood Security Watch apprehended two people that had succeeded in planting explosives at Idembia Bridge but they had not detonated it,” he said.

Umahi also said that two House of Assembly candidates led political thugs who shot sporadically in the air for several hours in Ezza North council, holding the residents of the area hostage.

“Two House of Reps candidates in Ezza North LGA were shooting guns. Incidentally, a police orderly attached to one of them participated in the shooting. The matter has been reported to the police to fish out the police orderly and he must be arrested.

“The army arrested one of the candidates of a political party along the road with a short gun. Then in Ikwo, somebody was arrested with a gun for terrorising his community.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Loveth Odah, said that such developments were expected but not of such nature. She said that investigations were ongoing even as security had been beefed up in the state.

“The names of the suspects are Kingsley Nweke from Ishielu and Chijioke Uwakwe from Ikwo local government.

“Investigation is still on to know why that should come up today that we are preparing for the 2019 election. (Daily Sun)

 

Source News Express

Posted 16/02/2019 05:49:16 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
BREAKING: Senator Diri floors Alaibe to emerge Bayelsa...

CBN boosts forex market with $210m

APC warns of war if today’s Ekiti governorship...

National Assembly has helped save Nigeria from collapse...

NNPC GMD, DPR Director, others to speak at...

JAMB arrests over 50 professional examination writers nationwide...

260 Christians, 100 Muslims killed by Islamic extremists...

Ijaw youths queue behind Reps on consolidated passage...

Explosions, gun shots as Army battles Boko Haram...

FG to probe case of Nigerians stranded in...

Yuletide: NAMA tasks airspace managers on safety

Insurgency: Rochas Foundation to build school for IDPs...

 

Latest News Fire guts Unity Bank Head Office I am Nigeria’s next President — Pastor Bakare Troops storm bandits, kidnappers’ initiation ceremony, nab 18 suspects Miyetti Allah rejects amnesty for killer herders, bandits 372 kidnap victims rescued in Zamfara PDP, ADC lose over 1,000 members to APC IPOB rules out dialogue with South East govs FG overwhelmed by insecurity: Catholic Bishops How poverty worsened despite Nigeria’s N28.58 trillion revenue Delta Govt. stops provisional approvals for establishment of private schools 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide as Thomas Cook collapses Dust over planned N5.5bn SUVs for Senators

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,945 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (444,036 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,546 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,351 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,536 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (254,121 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,466 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (239,700 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (232,138 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (218,151 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,391 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,946 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,457) Business Verdict (81) Columnists (1,113) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (216) Entertainment (667) Features (815) Global Business Monitor (446) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,974) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,666) Opinion (1,367) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,475) Religion (1,104) Sports (2,174) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera