The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has ordered an enormous arrest of steel scavengers popularly often known as “Baban bola” in Abuja.
The FCT police issued a press release containing the order on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Josephine Adeh.
The order got here because of public complaints on the fast-rising menace of vandalism and theft of particular person, non-public and public property to incorporate essential nationwide infrastructure, perpetuated by miscreants who hid beneath the duvet of steel waste scavengers.
The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Babaji Sunday, within the order, famous that data on the police’s disposal revealed that the actions of the miscreants spanned past mere scavenging, including that they carried out different prison ventures similar to stealing, carjacking, burglary, arms smuggling, drug peddling, amongst different crimes.
“Consequent upon the above, the CP has directed Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and heads of Tactical formations within the Command to work with Stakeholders inside their numerous Areas Of Duty (AOR) to checkmate the actions of those prevailing prison enterprise, arrest on sight to convey these rogue scavengers to guide.
“The CP equally referred to as for additional vigilance on the a part of residents, particularly areas with intense actions of scavengers, to cooperate with the Police in using the FCT of those prison components. He nonetheless enjoined residents to not resort to jungle justice however to arrest and report any rogue scavenger to the closest Police Station by the next strains: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
“The CP reassured residents of the dedication of the Command to making sure satisfactory safety of lives and property within the FCT,” the assertion of the police learn.
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