The Plateau Police Command has decried the increasing cases of kidnapping in the state.
DSP Terna Tyopev, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Thursday in Jos, that the command has put in place stringent measures to address the ugly trend.
He said that information at the command’s disposal indicates that the perpetrators were living within the community; warning that anyone caught also harbouring criminals would be decisively dealt with.
Tyopev said: “The Police Command in Plateau wishes to inform members of the public of the new trend of crime in the State, where criminals go into unsuspecting homes to kidnap innocent people.
“The command is using this medium to assure the public that everything is being done to track these criminals.
“It has been established that the kidnappers are not far from the communities.
“Already we have gotten the profile of some of them through our intelligence network and they will soon meet their waterloo.”
The police spokesman said that Isaac Akinmoyede, the state’s Commissioner of Police wants residents to assist the police by giving useful information that could help in apprehending criminal elements in the state.
Tyopev said the Command arrested one Daniel Useini, a notorious criminal and resident of Rukuba Road, Jos, who had been on the wanted list of the police over alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.
He said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday with one locally made revolver pistol with ten rounds of live ammunition and fifteen rounds of rubber ammunition.
According to him, the suspect is under investigation and would soon be charged to court.
yopev called on members of the public to report any suspicious movements around their areas to the security agencies.