NSCDC confirms arrest of over 100 thugs armed with AK-47

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the arrest of about 100 suspected political thugs in the Nsukka axis of Enugu State.

A combined team of security operatives, acting on a rip-off, arrested the thugs in the early hours of Saturday.

Enugu has witnessed pockets of violence in the ongoing governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.

The Spokesman of NSCDC Enugu State Command, CSC Danny Iwuchukwu confirmed the arrest to journalists in Enugu on Saturday.

He said that the scores of suspected thugs arrested had been duly handed over to the Nigeria Police within the Nsukka axis.

Iwuchukwu said that the arrest was made early in the morning of March 18, the Election Day, after an intelligent tip-off, at a popular hotel in Nsukka.

AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, which included: hand axes, clubs and matchets were recovered from the political thugs.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Enugu State has said that there was no adverse security situation in the state so far in the ongoing polls.

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