The police in Cross River State have announced the arrest of 150 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals.
Henry Fadairo, Cross River State Commissioner of Police, who made the announcement told journalists in Calabar that the arrests, made between January and August, were possible because of the cooperation of members of the public.
He also attributed it to the to the renewed clampdown on criminals by the police across the state.
“Since the present clampdown on criminals in the state, about 150 suspects have been arrested engaging in various criminal activities.
“This clampdown had yielded positive results as most notorious areas in the state now have peace.
“We will sustain this effort in making sure that Crossriverians, business men, tourists and others go about their normal businesses without fear of insecurity’’, Fadairo said.
He added that the suspects will be prosecuted as soon as courts in the state re-open and urged the government and the judiciary workers to end the ongoing industrial impasse that have left the courts closed for long.
Fadairo lamented the surge in the rate of youth participation in criminal activities and appealed to parents to monitor the activities of their wards and guide them properly.