The Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Police command Wednesday paraded 42, suspected criminals compromising 32, kidnap suspects, one pedophile, two rapists among other criminals terrorising residents of the City.
FCT Commissioner of police Bala Ciroma said their arrest was made possible through the commands Special Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation in conjunction with other security agencies and the communities.
Ciroma while calling on residents to collaborate with the police by giving useful information that would lead to the arrests of criminals, listed some strategies adopted by the police to include a partnership with key community stakeholders and the creation of new Divisions.
He said the strategies would go a long way to nip crime in the bud in the FCT, even as he assured that the Command would not rest on its oars in using tactical proactive and reactive measures to ensure the provision of adequate safety to lives and properties.
Giving a breakdown on how the criminals were arrested, the police commissioner said: “The Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation involving the Police, the Military and other Security agencies tagged Operation Sharan Daji, arrested 26persons suspected to be part of different kidnap syndicates operating along Kuje, Rubochi, Kwali, and Abaji axis, including One Usman Abdullahi, ‘m’ 40 years and 25 others.
He said , four locally fabricated firearms, One Dane gun with 10-round cylinder loader, four cartridges, three cutlasses, three Face masks, 24 wraps of weed suspected to be marijuana, several identity cards and charms were recovered from the suspects.
Also arrested is Maina, 20, a member of a suspected rape syndicate. The suspect who has confessed to the crime told of how his gang used to intercept their unsuspecting victims and forcefully have carnal knowledge of them at night.
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