From: Linus Oota, Lafia
The Nasarawa state police command has issued a 30-day ultimatum to those in possession of arms to surrender or face the wrath of the law.
Addressing news men in Lafia, the police commissioner, Abubakar Sadiq, said the police in the month of April/May through major operations within the state arrested 25 suspected criminals of various offences ranging from arm robbery, homicide among others in connection with unlawful possession of arms.
He said exhibits equally recovered include one AK47 riffle,12 locally made guns and four motor cycles with four vehicles ,adding that some of the suspects have since been charged to court while others are undergoing investigations.
“These major operational successes, I believe accounted for the drastic drop in the crime rate within the period,notwithstanding,I want to assure the good people of Nasarawa State that we will not rest on our oars until crime rate is brought further down to the barest minimum.
He continued” we shall continue to adjust our crime fighting strategies with the aim of achieving more success, this time around the emphasis is going to be more on intelligence -led policing, visibility policing and as well as community based participatory policing” The CP added.
The police commissioner who acknowledge the state governor effort in the fight against crime, added that the state police command in conjunction with other sister security agencies will embark on a special operation to clampdown on persons in possession of fire arms should they failed to heed at the clarion call to submit the weapons.
He called on members of the public to be part of the noble objective of making Nasarawa State safer by giving useful information to the police on where manufacturers of fire arms, persons in possession of arms illegally and those in the business of buying and selling of the arms