Kaduna Police Declare War on Criminals ,Kill 3 ,Arrest 14
By John Femi Adi:
In its avowed commitment to rid the state of criminals , Kaduna Police Command on Monday killed three armed bandits and arrested thirteen suspected armed robbers terrorizing Kaduna -Abuja highway .
The Kaduna Police Commissioner , Mr Agyelo Abeh ,who disclosed this to journalists at the Police Headquarters while parading the suspects and weapons recovered explained , ” The Command recorded a very huge feat in crime prevention by our men on patrol based on credible information, we intercepted some armed bandits at Jere, at a particular bush on their way to carry out their nefarious activities.
“We engaged them in a gun battle and in the process four of the armed bandits were shot, three died and one ,who sustained serious bullet injuries was arrested alive.
” Their magazines intact and also a military camouflage uniform in which they used for robbery and kidnapping were recovered.”
The Police Commissioner further explained , ” We arrested some suspects involved intercity crimes especially breaking into super markets and steal goods worth millions of Naira.
“They are a group of young men who specialises in operating in Kaduna, Taraba,Abuja ,Makurdi and other States. We recovered clothes and other Items worth millions from them.”
He equally said , “We have also a one man syndicate, who parades himself as a police officer and in the process he goes to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
” We also arrested some suspects with AK47 during our stop and search at Birnin Gwari and upon interrogation, they confessed to series of armed robbery operations.
” We also arrested car snatcher syndicates ,specialised in stealing cars within the metropolis .
” We try to rid the city of miscreants. I told you that one of the crimes that is becoming worrisome is this issue of young boys carrying knives and stabbing themselves. And this is done with the aid of influence of drugs. We raided areas where they are selling these items and we were able to recover item suspected to be Indian Hemp.”
The Commissioner of Police , who said the command has made remarkable achievements in crime fighting, also disclosed that Kaduna State and metropolis in particular have been relatively calm and crime situation manageable. Adding ,” We are taking this war to other areas of the state”
It would be recalled that CP Abeh resumed office as the new pilice boss in the state ,he assured residents of resolve of Kaduna state Command to work within the law to bring about decline in crime rate in the state.