The police have arrested a suspected armed robbery gang leader which has been on its wanted list.

Sly Obo was arrested at the Calabar Bayside by a security team led by Mr Leo Inyambe, the Security Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade.

Inyambe said Sly and one of his members were arrested after a manhunt for them and in collaboration with residents of the Bayside Community who provided information on their activities and whereabout.

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“A joint operation by my team with residents of Bayside Neighbourhood Security Services led to the arrest of a notorious armed robber and one of his accomplices”.

He said the suspect and his gang have carried out many armed robbery and kidnap operations in the state recently and was a thorn in the flesh of people in Calabar South.

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He said the arrested armed robbery suspects has been handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, Mr Christian Ita, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, in a statement said over three hundred criminals have been arrested in the past two weeks with the launch of Operation Akpakwu.

“During the launch of Operation Akpakwu , Governor Ayade handed over one hundred patrol vehicles fitted with cutting edge communication gadgets , ten power bikes and drones to the outfit.

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“In essence, security agencies in the state now enjoy the benefit of technology surveillance from the sky”. Ita wrote.

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