In furtherance to his stance that crimi­nals will not have any hidden place in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, has warned criminals to, for their own interest, repent and handover their weapons to the police.
He vowed that criminals who still hi­bernate around the FCT should be pre­pared for hard times as his Command has deployed adequate security measures to decimate and suffocate them out of circulation.
He stated this in Abuja when he got a report that 3 armed robbery suspects have been arrested and 2 locally made pistols, 2 live cartridges, one toy gun and some other exhibits were recovered from them by vigilant police operatives attached to Apo Division.
The police were said to have intercept­ed the suspects after receiving a distress call.
The arrested suspects include Abdul­lahi Usman, Hassan Umar and Isah Kas­sim.
Similarly, eagle eyed police operatives attached to Bwari Division while acting on tip- off raided a suspected criminal hide-out at Garam where one suspect was arrested, 2 locally made pistols and other exhibits were recovered from him.
Efforts are being intensified to arrest the principal suspect who is now at large.
In a related development, Police op­eratives on duty at Tunga Maje on last week Friday at about 7:30pm had a fierce gun confrontation with some dare-devil hoodlums who escaped with varying de­gree of gun wound, leaving two casual­ties on the part of the Police.
The CP who personally visited the scene of the incident has ordered mas­sive man-hunt to track down the assail­ants.
While applauding what he described the dedication, resilience and profession­alism exhibited by the Police operatives from Apo and Bwari Division for their efforts in tracking the suspected armed robbers, Kimo further assured residents of the FCT that the Command will not renege in fulfilling its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property.
In a statement by the Command Spokesman, DSP Manzak Anjuguri, the CP has also ordered that the suspects in both cases should be transferred to the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet in­vestigation and possible prosecution.
It would be recalled that at a recent me­dia briefing, the Kimo reiterated that the command was doing everything within its reach to protect the lives and their property of the residents of the FCT.
The CP however, warned that: “The police under my watch is poised to en­sure that hoodlums who are yet to take the flight and are still lurking in the FCT, certainly will meet their waterloo , as we are going to granulate, suffocate and even declare them persona non grata in this environment.” - The Authority