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Posted on: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, 11:04 pm
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In the wake of the Force determination to rid the state of criminal elements, no fewer than 30 kidnapping, armed robbery and other offences suspects, terrorising kogi state have been arrested by the men of the Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police force.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Kogi State Commissioner of police, Wilson Inalegwu, during an interaction with Journalists in Lokoja.
He stated that, the command has to launch massive operations across the state to ensure that the state is free from kidnappers and armed robbers during the coming Eid Kabir cerebration.
” We have to commence the operation across the state. As you are aware, the state was hitherto reputed for high incidence of kidnappings and armed robberies. We will continue the operation until after the Muslim festival.
“We dont want to take chances , to give them opportunity to strike. We are taking the battle to their hideouts. The Area commanders and DPOs are on the look out for the criminals,conducting raids at red spots with good numbers of arrest.
” Today, daily operations is ongoing at Okene, Headquarters of Okene LGA, with the support of Kwara state police command to beef up the manpower needs of our command.
” Our synergy with the other security agencies and the people of the community have given us an edge over the criminals.To be specific , One Yahaya Isiaka, from Okehi was arrested in the full military camouflage and he is under going interrogation,” he informed.
While assuring the people of the state and the transit travelers across the state of safety of lives and property, Inalegwu noted that his community Policing strategy have become a menace to criminals even as useful information are being dished out leading to arrest of suspects.
He maintained that, before his assumption of office, the State was a no go area for travelers because of high profile cases of kidnappings and armed robberies.The Police Commissioner also stressed that his proactive measures have reduced the tide, making the State safer for the people.
The CP also disclosed that the herdsmen / framers clashes leading to wanton, destruction of lives and properties has been curtailed with the community policing strategy, saying that some suspected cattle rustlers have been arrested.
He, however, implored the public to utilized the phone-in programmes created by the command on NTA Lokoja aired every Thursday and on Grace Fm Lokoja, every Saturday by contributing constructively to assist the command in crime prevention and control.
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