A total of 124 suspected criminals have been arrested in separate raids conducted by the Police in various parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
According to the FCT Police Command, the raids were carried out between Sunday and Tuesday in Kabusa, Karshi and Nyanya, Dutse Alhaji, Mpape, Iddo, and Utako areas among others.
The FCT Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, said there had been massive raids during the day and at night at the various flashpoints across the territory.
The senior Police officer stressed that the raid was part of the command’s renewed effort to flush out criminals from Nigeria’s capital city.
“In the last few weeks, the CP has been working effortlessly to ensure the FCT is relatively peaceful for lawful citizens. There have been constant raids at night and day of suspicious places and uncomplicated buildings in our effort to wipe out criminals out of FCT,” the Police spokesperson said.
Giving a breakdown of the number of suspects arrested, she noted that a total of 124 suspects have been arrested from black spots so far in the ongoing operations.
Adeh noted that the suspects were being screened and interrogated, adding that they would be charged in court afterwards.
“So far, we have arrested about 124. On Sunday, 37 were arrested at Iddo, Utako, Mpape, and Nyanya. Dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.
“On Monday, 46 suspects were arrested at criminal hotspots in Kabusa, Karashi, and Nyanya. On Tuesday, 41 suspects were arrested in Dutse Alhaji, Kabusa, Nyanya and Mpape.
“The suspects are currently under screening and interrogation at various divisions after which they will be charged to court,” she added.