Plateau police alerts public on “one chance ” operators 

Raymond Gukas, Jos 

The Plateau State Police Command has alerted residents of a syndicates of criminals who uses commercial vehicles to rob the unsuspecting public. 

According to a press statement signed by the command’s spokesman, ASP Ubah Gabriel Ogaba, the operators pick unsuspecting commuters along the road, convey them to secluded places and dispossess them of their belongings, often at gun point or through the use of drugs and other weapons.

The mode of the operation of  the syndicate is by  commercial taxi, tricyclists or private vehicle and have been code named “one chance”

“They are not registered with any Road Transport Union; they use unregistered vehicles to operate outside designated Motor Parks”, he stressed.

It’s on this premise that the “Command wish to advise commuters to be carefully observant and endeavor to board vehicles at designated parks in the state as intelligence gathered revealed that these syndicates always station their unregistered vehicles with fake number plates at different points within the city center”, he added.

However, the Commissioner of Police Edward Egbuka has assured residents and members of the public of more deployment of Police personnel to enhance visibility/community policing across the state to combat crime generally.

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