From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
Worried by the recurrence of armed robbery case, especially at relaxation spots in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Chairman, Interim Management Council of the local government, Dr Bege Katuka, has told the police to curb the menace.
Speaking with journalists in an interview on what he was doing to curtail the rising cases of armed robbery in the area, Katuka disclosed that he has given the Divisional Police officer (DPO) two weeks to end the ugly happenings.
Katuka lamented that a robbery syndicate has been attacking residents at relaxation centres and in their homes, making away with their belongings and inflicted injuries on them almost on daily bases upward of two weeks now.
He said the activities of the bandits was causing tension and fear among residents and visitors to the council.
Calling on people of the area to remain calm, the chairman assured that his Council was in collaboration with security men in the area to check the menace, to enable them go about their legitimate activities.
However, Dr Katuka Solicited the co-operation of the public to be vigilant and surrender useful information to security agents, government or traditional rulers to guarantee the safety of lives and property.