KADUNA — The Kaduna State Police Command said it has arrested 40 suspects and recovered eight cars and several ammunition in a raid by the command’s officers and men.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Aminu Lawan, said Monday, in Kaduna that the high rate of car theft necessitated the need to comb some “black spots” notorious for car snatching.
“There was what we called strategic plan that the command put in place to ensure combing of some black spots that had been identified in the command.
“Such operation yielded positive result of which quite a number of suspects were arrested and a lot of recoveries made.
“Some stolen vehicles were recovered; about eight and a lot of guns, both automatic and locally made guns, and some other exhibits too.
“No fewer than 40 suspects were arrested and were all screened and charged to courts and some of them are still undergoing trials while some have got convictions.’’
He assured the public of the command’s resolve to end car theft, adding that more strategies were in place to stamp out various criminal activities in the state.
He said: “The police are doing everything possible to ensure that people sleep with their two eyes closed.
“We will continue to appeal to the good people of KadunaState to continue to partner with the police in their localities and continue to volunteer to give useful information to security agencies.”
The PPRO also guaranteed confidentiality and security of any person that would volunteer useful information on reduction of criminality in the state.