Residents of Karu Village extension in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC have decried the incessant criminal activities in their area perpetrated by some youngsters.
This remark is coming barely few days after the Nigerian Police Force arrested three teenagers suspected to be criminals in the area.
According to some residents, teenagers disguise as scavengers, popularly known as ‘Baban-bola to carry out all kinds of vices such as stealing, burglary, and vandalising properties in the community.
A mother of eight who preferred anonymity said, “these teenagers you see can be very dangerous than you can imagine; I have seen them threatening some girls after cheating them on the ground they want to buy food.”
One of the suspects, Tanko Zakari (real name withheld) said, “I live in Nyanya with other teenagers whom we do the business of scavenging, Baba-bola, some of the things you see on the floor were taken from City-College.”
James Dada, a resident lamented “I woke up this morning to find out that my car battery and woofer have been stolen from my car.”
“with the free education in the states, this young-lads should be in school rather than involving in vices like this, if this teenagers are not properly manage, they end-up become arm robbers.”
He added that, one of the suspects criminal told how one of his college raided one tea-shop, “mai-shay” i and took his things. “I was not the one that took those items, it was this my friend. These are the items I took.” He pointed the cluster of stolen items.
The Head of Scavengers in Karu-Village Extension, who simply identified himself as Mr Goma said “these are not my boys, but justice must be served.”
He added, “we are taking them to the appropriate authorities to serve as deterrence to those that are found of committing all kinds of vices around this community.”
Some of the things found in their sacks were, pots, stove, car lubricants, carjack, torchlight among other things, in addition to a protective knife.

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