Teenager arrested for possession of arms in Taraba

An unidentified teenager has been arrested by the Taraba State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of ammunition and dangerous weapons.
A special squad involved in mopping up firearms in the state arrested the 18-year-old suspect and other persons involved in several crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling as well as unlawful possession of firearms.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Shaba Alkali, disclosed this while briefing journalists on Thursday.
Speaking on the command’s achievement in fighting crime, the CP said the success rate of crime fighting in the state had increased following the introduction of the special squad in collaboration with vigilante groups and the public.
He noted that maintaining the tempo in ridding the state of criminal elements required the combined efforts of security agents and the public, adding that suspects currently in police custody for various offences would be charged to court.

- Daily Post