Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Friday demolished a building in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, which was used by kidnappers to house their victims.

The building, a dilapidated three rooms structure was, however, demolished on Friday, after a joint security team stormed it for more operation.

Available reports indicate that charms, items suspected to belong to previous kidnap victims, while a shrine used for the fortification of the criminals was also demolished.

During the operation, two more suspects were arrested, with one suspected to be a native doctor who works with the criminals.

However, Prof Soludo who addressed journalists later at the Governor’s Lodge, Anambra, said the demolition was in line with the state government’s policy that any property used to perpetuate criminality will either be confiscated or demolished.

Soludo commended the efforts of the State Joint Security Task Force, saying the demolition exercise would serve as a deterrent to other criminals.

Recall that the hideout had earlier been raided, during which exhibits such as locally made pistol, shrine, charms, concoctions and indian hemp, among other incriminating materials were recovered at the building, with some arrests also made.  Security operatives had traced the kidnappers to the hideout following an attack and subsequent kidnap of two persons at Oko, Orumba North local government area and another two persons in Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area.


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