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FCT Task Force arrests 4,627 offenders for sundry offences in 2017


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Joint Task Force on Thursday said that it arrested 4,627 offenders for various offences in the FCT in 2017.

Leader of the task force and Commissioner of Police in FCT, Sadiq Bello, made the disclosure while reviewing the 2017 operation of the task force in Abuja.

Mr Bello said in order to stamp out crime and criminality in the territory, its leadership would improve on the already existing achievements in 2017.

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According to the Bello, the task force had done much to arrest certain vices bedeviling the territory.

He said that there should be a continued review of operations of the task force including the reshuffling of security for subsequent operations.

Mr Bello added that training of the security men was quite necessary to ensure professional conducts during operation.

The commissioner said that professional conducts of personnel during operation would check confrontations with the public.

He, however, noted that the team had recorded significant successes in the year under review.

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He said that the task force sustained its raid on the use of Motorcycle in the city centre and had brought about a significant reduction, especially around AYA, Asokoro.

“Task force also sustained a clamp down on the use of unpainted Taxis for commercial purposes within the capital city.

“This has brought about reduction in the cases of ‘one chance’ and kidnapping within the city centre,’’ he said.

Mr Bello noted that parts of its achievements include: constant raid of illegal Motor parks, at Wuse Market and Berger roundabout.

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Others are:  Galadimawa roundabout and Area 1 roundabout, which had reduced the incidences of ‘Pickpockets’ and snatching of handbags to the barest minimum.

He said that the task force in conjunction with the Kuje Police Division, raided the Kuje forest and 82 suspects were arrested and handed over to the division for profiling.



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