157 kidnappers arrested in one month – IGP

157 kidnappers arrested in one month – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has said the national crime profile from 1st April to date shows increase in the arrest of offenders and recovery of firearms by policemen since the inception of Operation Puff Adder. He made this known on Friday during a conference with senior police officers held at the

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has said the national crime profile from 1st April to date shows increase in the arrest of offenders and recovery of firearms by policemen since the inception of Operation Puff Adder.
He made this known on Friday during a conference with senior police officers held at the IGP conference room, at the Force Headquarters Abuja.

He said within the period, 157 kidnappers were arrested across the country in April, while 13 have been arrested in the first week of May.
He said Kaduna state recorded the highest number of arrested kidnappers with 18 suspects, followed by Plateau State with 17, Edo State with 15 and 10 each in Niger and Zamfara States.

Speaking further, he said 218 armed robbery suspects were arrested in several operations by Police in various Commands in April.
He said 57 have so far been arrested in the first week of May, and the FCT recorded the highest number with 42 arrests, followed by Edo state with 28, Oyo State with 24, Anambra State with 22 and Imo state with 21.
He also said 147 firearms of various description were recovered in April, while 50 have so far been recovered in the first week of May.
He reiterated that Lagos and Zamfara States topped the list with 22 recoveries each, followed by Edo State with 21, Delta State with 20, 12 in Kaduna State and 11 in Niger State.
Adamu said this statistics showed that the police is winning the fight against crime and criminality, adding that, the rate of arrests of offenders and recoveries connected to the crimes have been on a steady increase.
He aadded that the Safer High Way Patrol Scheme will be resuscitated.He said this would involve acquisition of new fleet of operational vehicles, equipment and weapons towards expanding the operational scope of the scheme.
He further said plans are being perfected to establish a National Crime Analysis Centre for collation, analysis and dissemination of criminal intelligence to support police operations across all commands.

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