Abuja: Finally, Police Smoke Out Hoodlums’ Hotspots, Destroy Encampments

Abuja: Finally, Police Smoke Out Hoodlums’ Hotspots, Destroy Encampments

  • As part of efforts to ensure the safety of lives and properties in the FCT, the police have launched a raid on some criminal hideouts in the nation's capital
  • The operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) recently launched a successful raid in Dawaki and Dutse Alhaji area of the FCT
  • Also, the encampments of the hoodlums and criminals were raided and burnt to the ground during the operation

FCT, Abuja - Hoodlums terrorising residents of Dawaki and Dutse Alhaji have been discovered and clamped down by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

As reported by the Punch newspaper, a combination of five divisions of the police made up the team of operatives who launched a successful raid.

Josephine Adeh
FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh said the raid was part of the efforts to eradicate criminal activities in the nation's capital. Photo: IPRA
Source: UGC

These divisions include Dawaki, Zuba, Kubwa, Bwari, and Dutse Alhaji divisions and are led by the DPO of Dawaki police division, SP Ali Johnson.

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Legit.ng gathered that the hideouts of the hoodlums are situated at Dawaki Zone 7, where they had shanties and camps.

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Giving an account of the development, a resident of Dawaki who pleaded anonymity stated that the vicinity has always been littered with hoodlums, which have usually frightened residents, especially at night.

Similarly, a police officer who recounted the development said:

“The hoodlums, upon sighting our team, took to their heels. Hence we had no other option but to burn down the hideout.”

FCT police command reacts

Reacting to the operation, the FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh revealed that the move was a premeditated plan to ensure the safety of FCT residents and its environs.

She said:

“We are destroying and combing every angle to make sure that we flush every criminalelements within the FCT.
“We raided the place because it was capable of metamorphosing into a criminal den.”

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In Edo, police uncover ritualist shrine with 20 mummified bodies

Similarly, the police authorities have uncovered a ritualist den in Benin City, the Edo State capital, where victims are killed and buried.

The Edo State Command made this disclosure through a statement issued by its spokesperson, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, on Wednesday, August 17.

Meanwhile, further details by the Force indicate that three suspects were arrested and corpses were also discovered in the area.

Imo state gifts police armoured tank, other weapons

Elsewhere, the Imo state government has donated Armored Personnel Carriers and weapons to the Nigeria Police Force.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, was at the Imo State Government House in Owerri to receive the donations.

The IGP also used the opportunity to assure Imolites and Nigerians of better security in the weeks and months to come.

Source: Legit.ng

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