Police arrest 298 suspects in Jigawa
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
The Jigawa State Police Command arrested 298 suspects for suspected criminal activities in the third quarter of 2023.
This was stated in a statement by the Command Spokesperson, DSP Lawan Seeth, in Dutse on Wednesday.
He said police recovered 64 stolen animals and firearms and rescued six kidnapped victims as part of special operations during the reporting period.
Mr Schiess said the suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Kidnapping, murder, rape, vandalism, animal theft, and fraud.
He counted 25 robbers among the suspects. The suspects included 12 kidnappers, 36 murderers, 25 rapists, 37 thieves, 15 vandals, 17 animal thieves, five fraudsters, and 126 others suspected of belonging to the robbery ring. arrested.
Police recovered an AK-47 rifle, he said. One Beretta pistol, three locally manufactured weapons, 48 live rounds, 20 cars/bicycles, and 64 rustling animals.
Other items seized include 560 bags of Cannabis Sativa and numerous drugs.
“During the period of study, the crime prevention strategies adopted by the Jigawa Police Command in the ongoing fight against all forms of crime and delinquency in the state were such that residents carried out their legitimate duties without assistance while the state “The fear of harassment was successful because it remained largely calm.”
“This achievement was made possible thanks to the proactive measures of the command, whose personnel worked tirelessly to deter the activities of criminals and create a peaceful atmosphere,” he said.
He commended the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbeyokun, the Jigawa State Government and other security agencies for their support to the command.
Mr Sheath reiterated the command’s commitment to protecting lives and property and appealed to the people of the state to support the police in the fight against crime.