The new Area Commander for Area B’, Apapa, Mr. Muhammed Ali, has said his command has arrested about 381 members of the notorious “One Million Boys”, which have been terrorising Ajegunle and its environs, through random raids.
He said 23 of those arrested had confessed to participation in robbery operations.
Ali disclosed this yesterday during a visit to the THISDAY corporate headquarters in Apapa.
He restated the need for a symbiotic relationship between the police and communities within its contiguous neighbourhood, saying such relationship is in line with the vision of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, and the budding community policing strategy in the country.
Ali emphasised that the police could not serve the society effectively without the cooperation of the media.
He said the media was indispensable in the publicisation of the work of the police and also as a feedback mechanism for the police to feel the pulse of the society.
The area commander said crime had gone down drastically in the eight divisions within the Area B Command. He explained that the ban on “Okada” in Apapa and Ajegunle was total, as no street is exempt.
Ali, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), was accompanied on the visit by his second in command, Superintendent Tarzan Tsav.
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