From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Police yesterday paraded 47 suspects comprising of kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists which were arrested recently across the state.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, a breakdown of the suspects showed that 38 suspects were arrested for kidnapping offences, nine for armed banditry.
Bola Longe added that six firearms were recovered, while 24 numbers of ammunition and three motorcycles were equally recovered from the suspects.
Addressing journalists shortly after the parade, CP Longe noted that the arrest of the criminals was possible through the initiative of the IG’s Operation Puff Adder which has been up and doing in the state since its inauguration.
The Commissioner further maintained that the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects by the command was possible through an intelligence information gathering.
He therefore appealed to the members of the public in the state to always give credible information to the police, even as he added that the police cannot fight crime and criminalities without the cooperation of the general public.
“Information is the only cardinal way of tracking crimes and criminalities which demands the cooperation of the public for the success and peaceful living,” he said.