From Dauda Pam Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested 74 persons including some Boko Haram criminals,in it’s efforts to rid the state of various offences in continuation of  Operation Puff Adder exercise,launched in May 2019 by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Addressing the press at the Police Command Headquarters,Maiduguri,Friday, the state commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Ndatsu said, “You may recall that in the past months, we paraded suspects for different crimes in the state in line with the initiative of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,code-named “Operations Puff Adder” which the Command implemented in May, 2019.

The strategies put in place have again yielded results as 74 suspects were arrested for different offences as follows: “

He said the following exhibits were recovered, three injection of depoprover, Eighteen sachet of postino tablets, Two satchet of chloroquine tablets, and Empty vile of chloroquine injection.

On the arrest of a notorious criminal trailing bank customers, CP Ndatsu said :”On 13/9/2019 at about 1420hrs, one Yusuf Tanimu ‘m’ of Katsina Metropolis who is notorious in trailing, breaking into Bank customers vehicles and stealing huge amount of money withdrawn was arrested by the command operatives when he attempted to break into a Toyota corolla LE vehicle of a UBA Bank manager Mohammed Shuaibu who parked same in a location and went for prayers.”

“You will recall that on 10/9/2019, the Command issued a press statement on the emerging activities of hoodlums who trail the cars of bank customers (who withdraw money) and when such cars are parked, these hoodlums then break into the car and remove the money therein. However, Yusuf Tanimu ran out of luck this time and the Command delivered on its promise.,suspect:, Yusuf Tanimu ‘m’ of Katsina Metropolis” he further stressed.

The Cp said “In line with the IGP’s directive to curb the menace of hard-drugs intake, the Command has been consistently conducing raids on black spots within the metro. This has resulted in the arrest of 39 suspects with exhibits recovered from them as follows:, Indian help, Tramadol and Exol among others”

While appealing to parent to advise their children and ward on.danger of hard drugs, the police boss said “We are not unmindful of the fact that constitutionally, such suspects ought to have been taken to court within 48 hours, however it is in the best interest of public peace and order to parade them so that parents will be aware of the seriousness of the offence and others will be deterred from indulging in drugs. through this medium,

Others also arrested for criminal conspiracy and causing grievous hurt, criminal conspiracy and possession of counterfeit currency, criminal conspiracy and intimidation, fraudsters, house breaking among other.


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