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In Abuja Police arrest 36 armed robbery suspects

Muhammad Mustafa, told newsmen that the arrest followed a proactive crime fighting strategy adopted by the command.

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris play

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

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The FCT Police Command said it had arrested 36 armed robbery suspects for various crimes in the territory.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, told newsmen that the arrest followed a proactive crime fighting strategy adopted by the command.

Mustafa said items recovered from the suspects include; 11 fire arms, 15 rounds of ammunition and three expended ammunition, two trucks and four cars.

Others are; three plasma, two lap tops, seven cell phones, two master keys, five gas cylinders, two wraps of Indian hemps, among others.

He said that all the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigation.

“The FCT police command under my watch in the last couple of weeks has recorded tremendous reduction in crime.

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“This is the outcome of the proactive crime fighting strategy introduced to make the FCT safe and secure for all,“he said.

The commissioner said that the command had fortified security at all entry and exit points of the territory.

He also said that the command had drawn up an operation order to handle security during the Ember Months.

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