Fight by police operatives in Nasarawa state to end criminality recorded success as 58 suspected criminals terrorizing the state have been arrested.
According to the police, the suspected criminals were arrested in connection with alleged armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, while speaking on the development on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested in the last two weeks from various locations across the state.
According to him, 16 of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery, one for kidnapping, and 32 for cult activities.
He explained that some of the cultists were arrested from a hideout around the Karu, Masaka and Mararaba axis of the state.
Longe said the command arrested a kidnap kingpin whose gang had been terrorising Udege village and environs in Nasarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. He listed the items recovered from the suspects within the period to include six firearms and ammunition.
The CP attributed the achievements to the cooperation of members of the public through intelligence and input from the operation Puff Adder in the state.
“The command is warning all cultists and others with criminal tendencies to desist as the police will not only sustain the onslaught against them, but will deploy all within its arsenal to decapitate their operations,” Longe said.