Nasarawa Police Command Highlights Successes

Nasarawa Police Command Highlights SuccessesThe Nasarawa Police Command said it has achieved relative success in the months of November and December in its task of ridding the state of criminals.

This was disclosed during the parade of 39 suspects caught for various offences at different locations in the state, including five suspects who were involved in the killing of three staff members of Cedar-Bay Mining Company.

The incident happened on November 28, 2016 at Wugibi Hills in Alogani village of Nasarawa Eggon where the three, including a Chinese national and a Police sergeant, were ambushed in a commando-like operation while the staff were on their way back from the mining.

The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello noted that “investigation is still ongoing as such further arrests are likely to be made”.

Another notable arrest, according to the Police boss, was that of two suspects that were involved in the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl in Nasarawa town on December 14, 2016.

He said that the two suspects have made confessional statements and a single barrel gun, a locally made pistol and 200,000 Naira cash which was the ransom collected from the father of the kidnapped little girl were recovered from them.

“Other cases of kidnapping are still under investigation and we are making progress on them. By the grace of God we will get the suspects all arrested and charged to court,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the command was able to record the successes because of strategies that were emplaced to counter activities of criminal elements.

“Such strategies include constant raids of black spots, deployment of more patrol teams on our highways, visibility policing within the cities and intelligence led policing,” he said.

In all, two AK47 riffles, five locally fabricated guns, two vehicles, one motorcycle and 205,660 Naira were recovered.

He concluded with gratitude: “I would like to conclude by thanking the government and all the good people of Nasarawa state for their support and cooperation which has contributed immensely to our success story in 2016.

“The command is looking forward to a robust collaboration and cooperation with stakeholders as we match forward in the fight against crime and criminality in 2017.”

Bill To Prohibit Illegal Land Occupation Read At Nasarawa Assembly

Bill To Prohibit Illegal Land Occupation Read At Nasarawa AssemblyA bill for the law to prohibit illegal entry and forceful occupation of land in Nasarawa state has passed first reading at the state House of Assembly.

The bill was sponsored by the lawmaker representing Kokona East constituency, Daniel Ogazi.

Another bill for a law to control and regulate rent rate in Nasarawa state was passed.

Daniel Ogazi said that the bill is aimed at regulating violent and fraudulent conducts in land dealings in the state.

The sponsor of the second bill to control rent rate, Kasim Muhammad Kasim of Akwanga South noted that if the bill is passed into law, it would regulate the expensive rate of rent in the state.

After secondment of motion of the two bills by Agah Mulluku of Nasarawa Eggon East and Peter Mbucho of Akwanga North, the Speaker, Mr Balarabe Abdullahi assured that the bills would be considered for second reading when they return from recess.

Al-Makura Assures Foreign Nationals Of Safety In Nasarawa

Al-Makura Assures Foreign Nationals Of Safety In NasarawaThe Nasarawa State Governor, Mr Tanko Al-makura, has assured foreign nationals living in the state of their safety.

He gave the assurance when he paid a condolence visit to the Chinese consul, Mr Joseph Yuo to commiserate with them over the killing of a Chinese miner in Alongani village of Nasarawa Eggon village.

The Chinese miner was killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush alongside a police escort and two locals on their way back from the mining site.

One of the foreign nationals survived with gunshots injuries.

The Police Commissioner who was part of the visit said that investigations were on and promised that perpetrators would be known as soon as investigations are done.