The Enugu State Police Command has arrested six notorious bandits who have been terrorising the residents of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state. The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that items recovered from the bandits included locally made guns and two short axes. He said that other items recovered were television sets, DVDs, standing fans, six handsets suspected to have been stolen from their victims. Amaraizu said the gang was rounded up by the police following a tip-off from some members of the public.
“The police operatives in Adani Division in the early hours of Saturday, September 10 nabbed six notorious armed bandits. “They have been terrorising the residents of Opanda, Nimbo and Adani communities in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state and its environs.
“Suspects, name withheld, are helping the police in their investigations in relations to their alleged nefarious activities. “Their activities ranges from armed robbery and burglary among others,’’ he said. The police spokesman, however, said that the command had launched a manhunt on the remaining gang members. Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, has applauded the effort of his men and the synergy between the police and members of the community.
… Warn Criminals to Steer Clear of Anambra
The Anambra Police Command has warned criminals operating in Onitsha and its environs to leave the state or face the consequences.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Onitsha Area Command, Mr. Abubakar Yahaya, gave the warning while speaking with journalists in Onitsha. Yahaya, who was newly deployed to the command, said the new operational order was to nab the criminals at their base of operation. “We have a new operational order for the ‘ember’ months which is to occupy all the black spots until the criminals relocate. “They must relocate to other areas or give up criminality,’’ Yahaya said. The area commander, who was formerly in charge of training in Kwara, said the police was employing community oriented policing as part of strategies to rid the state of criminality.
“I am mindful of Onitsha and know the challenges inherent. There are areas of improvement to fortify the police achievements in security,’’ he said.