The Police Command in Abuja says it would soon embark on rigorous stop-and-search operation to check the rising cases of car theft in the federal capital.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
”The command is going to embark on vigorous stop-and-search operation along the highways of the FCT, as such, members of the public are hereby advised to always have proof of ownership of their cars in their possession to avoid embarrassment.
”As a result of the seeming rise in cases of theft of motor vehicles within FCT, especially the ones that are easily removed from where they are parked, the command is poised to take necessary action to stem the tide of the menace,” Manzah said.
The police spokesman advised car owners to install trackers, alarm and other anti-theft devices in their cars to avoid falling victims of the menace.
He also advised that cars should be parked at well-lit area, especially at night, adding that vehicles should be locked at all times, even while driving.