2021: Kano police command    renders  account  on crime fighting , says  it arrested   2  suspected  insurgents,  235 suspected  armed robbers,   31 persons died of culpable homicide, 71 rape cases reported,  others

 

2021: Kano police command    renders  account  in crime fighting , says  it arrested   2  suspected  insurgents,  235 suspected  armed robbers,   31 persons died of culpable homicide, 71 rape cases reported,  others

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Kano   police command led by  Sumaila Shuaibu Dikko on Friday said it recorded tremendous success in securing lives and properties  across the 44 local governments  in the state, in the year 2021.

The command spokesman, Dsp Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa  on the evening  of December 31st 2021  in a wide broadcast said  Kano command  adopted community policing strategies, which yielded high dividends, adding that  operation Puff adder and  intelligence gathering mechanism were behind the successes recorded by the command in the outgoing year.

Kiyawa giving  a breakdown of the achievements of the command stated that  39 kidnap victims were rescued, while 120 male and five female suspected persons were prosecuted for committing  the  alleged crime of kidnapping.

He  further stated that , 23 cases of armed robbery were handled at the command , along side the prosecution of  235 suspected armed robbers  before various courts.

He said  the lives of 32 persons were loss under  29 culpable circumstances,

Further in his accounts, the police spokesman added that  58 drug dealers landed in the net of the  command , adding that 71 cases of rape were reported,, while 21 cases of unnatural offences were recorded by the command.

He alleged that 1,537 thugs known in local parlance as yan daba were arrested during the year under review,  noting that  eight victims of suspected cases of human trafficking were set free,  75 motor vehicle thieves were also  apprehended and prosecuted.

 

Kiyawa note that 674 knives were recovered from suspected persons, 480 suck and die, 680 mobile phones,  Indian hemp worth N22 million and four bags of codeine were mopped up from  circulation, while  31 cattle rustlers landed in police net.

According to him,  locally made explosives, toy  guns , locally made pistols, machine gun and AK 47 rifles and quantum of live ammunitions were retrieved as exhibits, during the year under review.

He averred that the command will sustain the strategy  of community policing, information gathering and prompt response action, all in efforts to continue to ensure  round the clock protection of lives and properties.

He said the command is grateful towards the supports they enjoyed from members of the public , whose   confidence was enjoyed by  the command.

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