No fewer than 30 suspects who were arrested by the police for various offences in Cross River state.
The suspects were paraded by the state command Commissioner of Police, CP Alminu Alhassan.
“It is my resolve to analytically approach the emerging security threats with improved transparency and strategic communication in line with the IGP’s policing goals, vision and mission for effective and efficient service delivery as a mandate.”
The Police boss stated that the police efforts were fast yielding results and that criminal elements were being smoked out of their hideouts and criminal elements being exposed, adding that the command would sustain the tempo.
“Efforts of the command is possibility yielding results and this will be sustained.”
The suspects paraded were arrested for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery and several others.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects included one locally-made pistol, two live cartridges, one empty cartridge, and 10 mobile phones, one locally fabricated riffle with 200 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, locally-made double-barrel gun, one locally-made pistol, two Qlink 125 motorcycles, without registration numbers, phones, weeds, matchets and several other items.
The command said that all the suspects have confessed to the various alleged crimes.
The CP cautioned residents of the state and organisations to always seek legal means and avoid self-help in terms of settling disputes.
“At this juncture, I want to clearly state that violence, lawlessness and self-help cannot provide solutions in any enlightened society, but rather seeking legal means in addressing disputes is more profitable.
“I advise Cross Riverians to remain calm, focus and go about their legitimate businesses. Finally, I urge individual agencies and agitators of all kinds to always play by the rules while expressing their plights in order not to bridge the laws or constitutional rights of others or cause panic in the society.”