Bala Ciroma FCT Police Commissioner
Bala Ciroma FCT Police Commissioner

Sallah: Police in Abuja, Zamfara in adequate Preparation, Give Scorecards

Towards Ensuring hitch-free Sallah Celebration in FCT

Ahead of the forthcoming Sallah celebration, the FCT Police Command has made adequate preparation to ensure a hitch-free celebration in the Federal Capital Territory.

In view of the subsisting Covid-19 guideline, the Command urges members of the public to adhere strictly with the COVID-19 protocol at the Friday prayer mosque in their respective areas.

I wish to also assure FCT residents that in tandem with our commitment to protect lives and property in FCT, the Command has deployed proactive crime detection and preventive measure to beef up security across FCT.

While the Command intensifies effort to provide FCT residents with quality service delivery that addresses their security concerns, I implore residents to continue to partner with the Command in its ongoing fight against crime and criminality.

The Command within the last few days has recorded the following breakthroughs in its fight against crime:

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS
SUSPECTS ARRESTED 24
LOCALLY MADE PISTOL 4
DANE GUN 1
REVOLVER PISTOL 1
AMMUNITION 21
KNIFE 1
MOBILE PHONES 26
SIM CARDS 22
CARS RECOVERED 1
CAR BATTERY 1
LAPTOPS 4
BAGS AND WALLETS 9
LOCALLY FABRICATED MASTER KEYS 7
NATIVE POTS 3
OTHER ITEMS (JEWELRIES AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

May I seize this medium to appreciate the Honourable Minister of FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Abubakar Adamu NPM mni for their continuous support and guidance in making the Command in its fight against crime and criminality.
8. I also appreciate our media partners for your objectivity in reporting the giant strides the Command is making in its on-going fight against crime.

Finally, I wish you and all FCT residents a happy Sallah celebration.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED CULTISTS
On 12th June, 2020, acting on tip off, Police operatives from the Anti-One Chance Unit arrested one Prosper Jerry 21years, Jeff Ikenna 34years and Uche Uzosike 41years all male at Idu for engaging in cult activities. The suspects stated that they are members of the Black Axe Aiye Confraternity. One (1) locally made pistol was recovered from the suspects as exhibit.

The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
ARREST OF CAR THEFT SUSPECTS
On 18th June,2020 acting on intelligence, Police operatives from the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad on patrol arrested one Zakari Kaura 41years,Sirajo Ibrahim 38years,Usman Adamu 43years,Tasiu Abdullahi and Abdulkadir Muktar 32years all male along Utako-Berger axis in possession of seven (7) fabricated master keys, used by the gang to steal cars. The suspects have confessed to their involvement in the theft of over 10 cars along the axis. According to the suspects, most of the stolen cars are sold outside Nigeria. The exhibits recovered from the suspects are: one (1) immobile Pointiac Vibe and seven (7) locally fabricated master keys. Efforts are being intensified to recover the cars stolen by the suspects.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED FRAUDSTER
On 29th June, 2020 acting on a complaint, Police operatives from the Anti-One Chance Unit arrested one Ademola Olarenwaju ‘m’ 20years a member of a 3-man syndicate, who specialise in defrauding their unsuspecting victim. He was arrested at his hideout in Galadimawa. The suspect confessed that he posed as an herb seller to lure his victim, whom he later defrauded of the sum of Two Million Naira.
The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects: three (3) native pots, several pieces of white clothes and bottles of herbal concoctions.
The suspect will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS/RECOVERY OF EXHIBITS
On 17th July, 2020 acting on intelligence, Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested one Jeremiah Adi ‘m’ 23years and Abraham David ‘m’ 25years at Jabi in a possession of a berretta pistol, which is used by the suspects to rob their victims. Other exhibits recovered from the suspects are seven (7) rounds of live ammunitions.
Similarly, on 24th July, 2020 acting on tip off, Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad have arrested three suspects linked to some robbery attacks around Kugbo and Karu axis. The suspects, one Naziru Idris 18years, Munsir Muhammed 26years and Usman Yusuf 22years all male, were arrested at their hideout in Nyanya Gwandara, Nasarawa state. The suspects who belong to an eight-man armed robbery gang have given vital information on their involvement in the crime. The exhibits recovered from the suspects are: one (1) locally made pistol, four (4) rounds of live 9mm ammunition, two (2) screwdrivers, four (4) Dell laptops, twenty-six (26) mobile phones, two (2) ATM cards, assorted jewelleries, twenty-two (22) sim cards, four(4) bags, five(5) wallets and other household items. Efforts are in place to arrest other members of the gang that are at large.
The suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.
ARREST OF FAKE KIDNAP VICTIM
On 26th July, 2020 in response to a complaint, Police operatives from the Command Anti-One Chance unit arrested one Torkwase Queen Ayakpa ‘F’ 37years at Mashafa village, Mpape after she conspired with one Fidelis Ikule ‘m’ 36years to stage her own kidnap. The suspect stated that she faked her kidnap to extort the sum of 20, 000 from her elder sister. According to the suspect, her intention was to use the crime proceed to start a business.
The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS
Following coordinated operations along Ketti, Gwagwalada and Zuba axis, operative of the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad have arrested four suspects linked to cattle rustling and kidnapping around the axis. The suspects have made useful statement on their involvement in the criminal act. The suspects are, one Jubril Muazu 21years, Abdullahi Muhammed 27years, Adamu Musa 34 years and Babuga Ardo 19 years all male. One (1) revolver pistol, one dane gun, seven (7) rounds of live ammunition, one (1) long knife and two (2) long sticks were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.
On 27th July, 2020 the operatives from the Anti-One Chance Unit acting on tip off, arrested one Sabiu Ibrahim ‘m’ 20years, who specialises in stealing batteries from cars he vandalises. The suspect was arrested at Jabi Daki biu. He stated that he has stolen over four (4) batteries using the same pattern and sold same to one Mohammed Nasir ‘m’ 31years, who has been arrested for receiving stolen property. One (1) Dolphin car battery has been recovered as exhibit.
The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation

Bala Ciroma
Commissioner of Police FCT
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We are Providing Adequate Security in Zamfara for Sallah

In order to ensure hitch free celebration across the 14 local governments areas of the state, the Zamfara State Police Command under the leadership of CP Usman Nagogo psc+ assures members of the public that, adequate security measures have been put in place to cover all the praying grounds as well as on the highways to forestall any security hitch.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police has directed all Area Commanders, DPOs and various Tactical commanders to ensure that they cover their areas of responsibility through aggressive stop and search, rigorous patrols as well as raiding of criminal hideout areas.

Similarly, the CP enjoins members of the public to be security conscious and report all suspicious movement to the nearest police station for prompt action.

The CP further warns all and sundry to abide by the rules and regulations meant for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Zamfara state.

For easy contact, members of the public are to call the following numbers.

08036525452
08091914752
08038338555

SP. Mohammed shehu,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command
Gusau