Speculation that some of the insurgents being dislodged from the three states under emergency rule were finding their way to Plateau state has been dismissed by the state police command, saying there is no cause for alarm.
Assuring the people of the state of their safety at a press briefing, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, said residents had nothing to fear as the various security agencies were collaborating to ensure that there was no backlash of the situation in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Olakpe said that the war against crime in the state was yielding fruits as the command smashed a 24-man armed robbery syndicate which specialized in snatching of cars, handsets, laptops and production of ammunition.
“The gang members, some of whom claimed to be students of the University of Jos, specialized in car robbery using pestle and handmade guns,” he said while parading them at the police headquarters.
“We also have in our custody an occultic gang group who murdered a man last December, putting his buttered body in a Ghana- must go bag”.
Olakpe who said about 18 cars were recovered from neighboring states of Bauchi, Kano and Nassarawa, urged the public to be alert at all times, and car owners to ensure they do not drive at odd times.