Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police have arrested 1,460 suspects in connection with various crimes committed within and outside the state from November 2021 to date.
The Commissioner of Police, CP. Umar Mamman Sanda, who resumed duty on November 29, 2021, disclosed this yesterday during the launching of Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC) sensitisation campaigns for the North-east sub-region held at the Command Guest Inn, Bauchi.
Sanda said that since his assumption of duty as the 43rd Commissioner of Police, the command has recorded 722 cases and rescued 55 kidnapped victims from their captors.
According to the CP, exhibits recovered from the kidnappers within the period under review included five AK-47 rifles, 145 live ammunitions, 20 local revolver-made guns, 10 dane guns, 20 cartridges and 45 machetes.
Other exhibits recovered included one AK-47 rifle, two assault rifles, eight live ammunitions, one pistol revolver with five rounds of ammunition and one locally made pistol revolver.
The police command also recovered 13 dane guns, nine fabricated revolver, one single barrel, one double barrel, three cartridges,14 motorcycles, five laptops,10 Keke NAPEP, 81blocks of cannabis and 101 different handsets.
Sanda disclosed that the command under his watch has recovered N7.2 million from suspects within the period under review.
“The aforementioned successes were made possible through actionable intelligence from members of the public, who as partners in progress share our desires and aspirations to maintain a safe and secure environment for all law-abiding citizens in the state and Nigeria in general,” he said.
The CP thanked the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, and his management team for bringing up Police Public Complaints Committee sensitisation initiative, which he believed would bring members of the public closer to the police for effective service delivery.
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Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi