The Nigeria army on Tuesday said it has arrested 42 suspected armed robbers and cultists in Imo state.
The army had lunched a military exercise code-named Operation Python Dance II in the South Eastern part of the country to forestall peace in the region.
General Hamzat Bature, the commander 34 Artillery Brigade, while handling over the suspects to the police in Imo, said the officers and men of the command are poised to flush out criminal elements in the zone and make the it a haven for citizens of the state.
Also, Chris Ezike, the Imo state commissioner of police, who received the suspects commended the army in the state for their contributions to fighting crime in the state. He promised that the suspects will be prosecuted accordingly.
Some of the weapons recovered from the criminals comprises of six pump action weapons, 18 locally made weapons, two motorcycles, fake dollars and bullet cartridges.