The vigilantes in Ezinifitte community, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State, have arrested a notorious gunman terrorising the area and environs.
The suspect is said to be responsible for many atrocious activities in Ezinifitte and the entire Nnewi South.
Recall that Nnewi South, especially Ukpor, Ezinifitte and Unubi, were described as the hideout of criminals in Anambra State.
The suspect, who gave his name as Chukwuma Ejionye, said he hailed from Awo, Ezinifite, in Nnewi South South LGA.
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According to a video circulating online, he is popularly known as Small Case.
“I was in Unubi camp, before I moved to Ezinifitte, before going to Agulezechukwu, where I stayed with other members. Then, later I left the group and stayed on my own,” he said.
Explanations by vigilante operatives in the video showed that he has long been on the wanted list of the joint security forces in Anambra State.
The narrator said: “He is a known kidnapper who has been responsible for the killing of security men, including vigilantes.
“He kidnapped a prominent man and collected N1.5 million before setting him free, but unfortunately for the man, he was dumped in a place where he “broke his lungs”, and has been under treatment since then.
“JTF has visited his house and recovered guns and security uniforms which he used when he was a security man (he worked as a vigilante operative).
“He has been on the wanted list for a long time and has been one of the reasons Ezinifitte and Nnewi South were regarded as highly unsafe.
“We got a tip-off last night and we moved in and apprehended him where he was hiding.”
The spokesman of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, when contacted said he was not aware of such incident.