Police arrest 26 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, others in Plateau

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Plateau State Police Command has arrested 26 suspects for banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, trafficking and other offences.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, paraded the suspects before journalists on Wednesday in Jos.

According to Onyeka, the suspects committed other offences, including illegal possession of firearms, criminal conspiracy and trespass.

He explained that the arrests were part of the command’s modest efforts aimed at curbing crime and criminality in the state.

He said: “I have called you this afternoon to brief you on some of the command’s achievements in the recent past.

“The command through my leadership has put together a lot of strategies to prevent crimes in the state.

“Whenever a crime occurs, we put in all efforts to arrest the perpetrators for them to face the consequences of their criminal acts.

“In that way, I present these 26 suspects who have committed various offences.

“These range from kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, culpable homicide, cult activities, illegal possession of arms to a host of others.”

Onyeka assured residents of the state that the command would not rest on its oars until it rids the state of criminals.

The commissioner also called on citizens of the state to support and cooperate with the command in ensuring a more secure and peaceful Plateau, NAN reports.





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