The Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 52 vicious and notorious suspected political thugs responsible for various electoral violence in the state.
Parading all the suspects before newsmen at the force headquarter in Lokoja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Busari said to ensure a violence free elections and to clamp down on political thugs, the command adopted a comprehensive crime prevention and directed strategies and operational measures to includes the commencement of intensive raids of identifies criminal hideouts, black spots and flash points across the state.
According to him, the operatives attached to the Command, working on actionable intelligence and in compliance with Inspector General of Police’s directives to clamp down on political thugs determined to disrupt general elections in Kogi State have arrested the gang responsible for various electoral violence as well as kidnapping of some innocent citizens across the state.
He stated further that the suspects were apprehended in their various hideouts and locations across the state and confessed to their various criminal roles in the commission of the crimes.
“They admitted to have participated in political thuggery in the just concluded 2019 general elections and several kidnapping, armed robberies and attack on innocent travellers on the major highways across the state.
” These achievements were due to the proactive strategies rooted in intelligence led policing, and robust interaction with the various strata of our communities, particularly in the area of information gathering, since it has become obvious that security is an all stakeholders’ affairs,” he said.
The command also recovers 22 different types of guns ragging from AK 47, Locally made pistol, Single Barrel gun, Locally made double barrel gun, Dane gun, Pump Action gun, Locally made Revolver, cut to size Double barrel pistol and number of AK 47 Live Ammunition.
Also recovered includes cutlas, expanded cartridge, One green vento salon car and cell phones.
Kogi State Police Command Parade 52 Vicious, Notorious Suspected Political Thugs.
Mar 13, 2019, 15:58 pm0190