At least 39 suspected criminals have been arrested for various crimes across Abuja.
The Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba, who addressed the press at the command, disclosed that the arrests followed the efforts of the Joint Task Force of Operation, which was recently launched by the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike.
According to Garba, eight of the suspects were members of the ‘one chance’ syndicate, causing chaos in the nation’s capital.
The CP claimed that since the task force was launched two weeks ago, cases of “one chance, armed robbery and abduction have reduced significantly”.
He also disclosed that about 54 vehicles were impounded during the operation while locally fabricated guns and one locally made Beretta pistol, were also recovered from other criminals.
According to him: “In addition, two (2) locally fabricated guns, one locally made Beretta pistol, one revolver double barrel gun with two live cartridges were recovered.
“Also recovered are three (3) full bags of leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa and quite a number of wraps of Indian hemp and illicit drugs.
“I am happy to inform you that the incidence of one chance, armed robbery and abduction have reduced significantly in the last two weeks in the FCT since the launch of the operation,”