Why robbery cases are on the rise – Ali Kwara
NAPTIP rescued 72 victims in 3 months
Unemployment occasioned by the collapse of the nation’s industrial sector is responsible for rising cases of armed robbery in parts of the country, armed robbers’ hunter, Alhaji Aliyu Mohammad Ahmed popularly known as Ali Kwara has said.
Addressing newsmen shortly after his team supported by the anti robbery squad of the Inspector General of Police recovered a car which was stolen in Abuja in Kano, he stressed the need for the revival of ailing industries in the country, especially in the Northern region.
“There is urgent need for federal and state governments to intensify efforts at reviving ailing industries and possibly establish more in order to engage our unemployed youths. We are facing this insecurity challenge largely because our youths lack what to do. The incessant killings in Fulani areas are being perpetrated by thieves and it requires the combined efforts of all stakeholders to address the problem because those involved are very powerful thieves, well armed with sophisticated weapons,” he said.
Speaking further on the recovered item, he said the Toyota Corolla belonging to one Asima E. Tailor was stolen in Abuja and recovered in Kano.
“The snatcher was gunned down by the police attached to my team while attempting to escape. In the car, we recovered two guns with ammunition,” he said. South-west zone of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) says it rescued 72 victims between January and March, 2014.
Its commander, Mr Joseph Famakin, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos yesterday. He said 62 of the victims were women, while 10 were young boys. The zonal office comprises Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti.
Famakin said five persons arrested for human trafficking were convicted within the same period, explaining that three were convicted in Lagos and two in Oshogbo.
He said 59 cases were recorded within the period and that five cases were charged to court at the same time. He also said that all the entry and exit routes in the zone have been adequately covered by his men in collaboration with other security agencies.
Famakin added that the agency is working to ensure that no Nigerian is smuggled out of the country. (NAN)
From left: Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of African Research and Development Agency, Malam Abubakar Sototo Muhammed; National President Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, (MHWUN),Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, during the third annual lecture of MHWUN in Abuja at the weekend.