The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Edward Egbuka, yesterday said “one chance’’ syndicates were operating under the guise of commercial taxi drivers, tricycles or private vehicle operators in the state.
The commissioner, who disclosed this in a statement in Jos, said the criminals often pick commuters along the road, take them to secluded places and dispossess them of their belongings using dangerous weapons.
Egbuka advised commuters to be “carefully observant and endeavour to board vehicles at designated parks as intelligence gathered revealed that these syndicates always station their unregistered vehicles with fake number plates at different points within the city center”.
He further assured residents that he would not relent on his efforts to reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state.
The commissioner added that the command would deploy more police personnel to enhance visibility and community policing across the state.