The Delta State Police Command on Sunday said it had launched a special Sunday patrol squad to patrol churches and other flashpoints on Sundays to curb the activities of hoodlums in the state.
Car thefts on church premises on Sundays have been on the rise in the state.
Speaking on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said the command had to launch the special squad to arrest car robbers and others who burgle houses when occupants had gone to church.
Aniamaka said the measure had yielded positive results as some of the hoodlums had been caught and many stolen cars were recovered.
He said, “The command has arrested many members of car robbery syndicates and hoodlums who burgle homes when they notice that people are not at home; though, the patrol is not just on Sundays alone, more attention is on Sundays”
The police PRO said the special patrol was taking place simultaneously in Asaba, and other towns and villages across the state with a view to safeguarding citizens’ properties.