27th August, 2021
Operatives of the Bauchi State police command arrested 352 suspects in the state in connection to 221 crime cases committed over the past six months.
The command also said it recovered 25 AK-47 rifles and 6,460 ammunition during that period.
Ahmed Wakil, Public Relations officer of the police command revealed this in a statement on Friday.
He said that Bauchi is faced with series of security challenges such as kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling, thuggery, rape and other manifestation of violent crimes.
Wakil noted however that with the sustained operation, intelligence-led community policing engagements and other crime-fighting strategies the command has executed its mandate and made remarkable achievements securing the state.
According to the police spokesperson, 115 of those arrested are in connection with 42 armed robbery cases, 69 arrested in connection with 59 rape cases and 29 of them were arrested in connection with 18 kidnap cases.
He said 15 victims were rescued while these arrests were made.
Wakil added that 66 suspects were arrested in connection with 35 cases of culpable homicide recorded across the state while five suspects were arrested for seven cases of attempts to commit homicide.
He stated that 35 cases of thefts were recorded with 49 suspects were arrested, and 19 others were arrested in connection with 25 other offences.
The spokesperson said lethal weapons were mopped up from unlicensed individuals as crime preventive measures, 88 firearms and 6,460 ammunition were recovered in the last six months.
Other recovered weapons include 25 AK-47 rifles, one locally made SMG, one SMG, one locally fabricated AK47, five Dane guns, three locally made single barrel guns, three locally made revolver pistols, and six locally made pistols, among others were recovered.