Police smash notorious armed robbery, kidnapping, murder suspects in Jigawa


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By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested notorious suspects involved in armed robbery kidnapping, murder, rape, vandalism, animal rustling, fraud, among others in various parts of the state.

The suspects, 298 in all, were arrested in various parts of the state in the third quarter of 2023.

This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, on Wednesday in Dutse.

He said the Police recovered 64 rustled animals, fire arms and rescued six kidnapped victims in a special operations conducted within the period under review.

He listed the suspects to include 25 robbery; 12 kidnapping, 36 murder, 25 rape, 37 theft, 15 vandalism, 17 animal rustling and five over fraud, while 126 others arrested for allegedly belonging to gang of brigands.

The Police, he said, recovered one AK-47 riffle; one Beretta pistol, three locally-made guns, 48 live ammunitions, 20 motor vehicles/cycles, and 64 rustled animals.

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Other items recovered include 560 parcels of Cannabis Sativa and a number of narcotic substances.

“The crime prevention strategies adopted by Jigawa Police Command in the ongoing fight against all forms of crimes and criminalities in the state during the period under review, yielded dividends, as the state remained generally peaceful as residents go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.

“This feat was made possible by the proactive measures put in place by the command, whose personnel worked tirelessly to checkmate the activities of criminals for a peaceful atmosphere,” he said.

He commended the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Kayode Egbeyokun, the Jigawa government and other security agencies for their support to the Command

While reitrating commitmentof the Command to protect lives and property, Shiisu urged residents of the state to support the Police in the fight against crimes.


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