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Police parade 217 kidnappers, bandits, recover N93m

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The police in Kaduna State has on Wednesday, paraded 217 suspected kidnappers, armed bandits, robbers, cattle rustlers among other criminals.

The Command also displayed 43 guns including AK-47 rifles, pistols and others recovered from the suspects.

The Command said the suspects were arrested in between 29th April and 22nd July following review of security strategies towards ensuring a secured Kaduna State.

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna state, Umar Muri said with the arrest, “Consequently, the security situation in Kaduna State has been relatively stabilized recently.”

He said the development would not be unconnected with continuous review of the operational strategies of the Command in collaboration with other sister security agencies and robust support and encouragement from the Inspector General of Police IGP, Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, the stewardship of the Kaduna State Government in conjunction with the relentless efforts of officers and men of the Command in meeting up with the current challenges on ground.


Muri said the Command in its continuous fight against all forms of criminalities, had intensified surveillance and raiding of drugs peddling points, with a view to getting rid of drugs trafficking in the State, which tended to be the primary cause of all forms of villainies as most of the suspected criminals apprehended were under the influence of intoxicants.

According to him “today, I am delighted to inform you specifically that the Command within the last few weeks, in its onerous task of securing the lives and properties of law-abiding citizens of Kaduna State, has succeeded in arresting 217 suspects for various crimes which include; Armed Banditry, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Cattle Rustling, Culpable Homicide, Rape, Shop Breaking, Theft and other related crimes.

“During investigation, a number of recoveries were made which include the following: Seven AK47 Rifles, One type 06 Rifle with breech No.20900, Two locally made pistols, Two English made pistols, 22 locally made Dane guns, Three Revolver pistols, Two Revolver rifles, One Hammerli pistol with breech No.PT205731, Two Double barrel Russian made guns and One Single barrel gun.
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