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‘CRIMINALS HAVE NO HIDING PLACE’ — FPRO, ACP Adejobi

As NPF Busts Kidnappers, Suppresses Bandits, Arrests Cultists, Recovers Several Exhibits in operations across the country.

Following the resolution of the Nigeria Police Force to eradicate crime to the merest, the operatives of the NPF have carried sustained the fight against crimes and criminality. Over the past weeks, the Nigeria Police has recorded several achievements in this noble quest across the country and in a more recent happening, on the 17th of March 2024, at about 10:30 PM, the Commander PMF 20, Ikeja, Lagos led a joint team of mobile men and officers from Maroko Division to a suspected den of kidnappers where they arrested 9 kidnappers, rescued 3 kidnapped victims, recovered 10 mobile phones and 2 POS machines.

In a similar occurrence in the same Lagos State, on the 16th of March 2024, Police operatives of the Badagry Divisional Headquarters, Lagos State arrested one Abass Taiwo Hassan ‘m’ suspected of being the leader of a cult gang involved in the shooting of one Adeniyi Adebanjo ‘m’ on the 26th of February 2024 and upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to the crime and admitted to being the leader of a 6-man cult gang.

On the 15th of March 2024, at about 9PM, a surveillance team attached to Sabon Tasha Divisional Headquarters, Kaduna State, heard gunshots from Kapam community and promptly went to investigate Upon arrival, they encountered a group of armed bandits and engaged them in a gun duel. The bandits yielded to the superiority of the operatives and fled while surrendering four (4) persons they had abducted from their homes.

Furthermore, on the 20th of March 2024, at about 07:30 PM, the police surveillance team of the Elimgbu Divisional Headquarters, Port-Harcourt while on routine patrol at the oil mill market encountered and arrested 3 armed robbery suspects identified as Savior Walson ‘m’ 49Yrs, Ifeanyi Aaron ‘m’ 35Yrs, and Chisom Kenneth ‘m’ 24Yrs. A tricycle, one locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspects and upon interrogation, they confessed to carrying out their robbery operations within the oil market and its environs, using the tricycle to convey unsuspecting passengers and then using the weapon to rob them of their valuables.

Being fully aware of the security challenges besetting the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun PhD, NPM has made a clear declaration that the NPF would be the beacon of hope in times of despair, and work effectively to foster an environment where safety and justice are not mere illusions, but the foundations upon which our nation thrives. We must all remain vigilant and work together with the police to bring the realization of this utopia we yearn for.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi is the Force Public Relations Officer, Police Headquarters, Abuja

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