Five police, Air Force rifles missing
TO rid the state of criminals, the Cross River State Police command has arrested over 100 criminals in the state just as it declared five riffles missing in the state.
Briefing some newsmen in Calabar, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Fadairo, said: “We have so far arrested 70 suspected criminals in the state. This morning, we arrested six suspected criminals, three boys and three girls.
“Right now, we have over 100 suspects in the cells and we are feeding them and giving them treatment because the courts are closed and we cannot prosecute them”.
He pointed out that before he came to the state late last year, crime rate was high and morale of its personnel was low, but that the command has moved against criminals “and within the next few days, the current crime rate will drastically reduce.”
Fadairo debunked rumours that the police lost about eight rifles to criminals, saying the police only lost four rifles while the Air Force lost one rifle.
He said: “The Police Command lost only four rifles while the Air Force lost one. In fact, some rifles were recovered in Delta State and our own is among them. As we are talking, we have recovered an English pistol, which we are still looking for the owner”.
He said that the command had identified black spots in the state and many criminals had so far been arrested and would have been prosecuted but for the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
According to him, police command has declared war against criminals and hoodlums in the state to make it safe for the coming elections and beyond.
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