Security agents raid brothel, criminal hideouts in Port Harcourt, arrest 30 people


Joint team security operatives have raided a brothel and some criminal hideouts along Azikiwe Street, Mile 2 Diobu, in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State and arrested over 30 people.

The combined team drawn from the police Operation Department, Octopus Strike Force, and military personnel in the company of members of a local vigilante group stormed the area and arrested the suspects who are all men.

The operation followed a recent cult clash in the area involving two rival cult groups.

It was gathered that members of the rival cult groups had engaged themselves in a supremacy battle around the Ikoku axis of the Ikwerre road during which some passersby were robbed and injured.

A source in the area said the security team who came in over twenty patrol vans acted on a tip-off.

The Rivers State police command through its spokesperson Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the operation.

The latest operation comes two weeks after the same Azikiwe street was raided and about 50 underage girls forced into prostitution were recovered in a brothel within the area.

The operation was conducted by a combined team of the Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

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