Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Police Arrest 21,296 Suspected Criminals In 2020

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The Nigeria Police Force said it arrested about 21,296 suspected criminals involved in kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry and other dangerous criminal activities in 2020.

Force PRO, CP Frank Mba, who gave revealed this in Abuja on Monday as part of the police score card for 2020, said 3,347 fire arms (mainly AK 47 and AK 49) were also recovered from the suspects.

He further explained that 133,496 ammunitions were recovered, while 960 stolen vehicles of different brands were also part of the recoveries recorded in 2020.

Among other achievements recorded in 2020, the Nigeria Police Force said operatives of the Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad also successfully rescued 1002 victims from kidnappers.

CP Mba further called for more collaborative efforts between the police and the public in order to ensure that the Nigeria Police carry out their duties effectively.

He noted that the Nigeria Police will never stop fighting crimes of armed robberies, banditry, cultism, cattle rustling as the police will employ more dynamic solutions to tackle this crimes.

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