The Nigerian Police on Monday said, 21,296 highly dangerous criminal suspects arrested in the year 2020 while 3,347 firearms, 133,496 ammunition and 960 stolen vehicles were recovered and 1,002 kidnap victims rescued.
A statement by Frank Mba, CP, said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians of improved security in the year 2021.
He stressed that the Force will be unrelenting in the fight against all forms of crimes especially kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, cultism, cybercrime, Sexual/Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), amongst others in the country in the year 2021.
Adamu he said, assured that the Police will implement aggressive, proactive, intelligence-driven and community-based crime fighting strategies in its quests to make the country safer.
Adding that, he promised the Force will take the battle to the door steps of the criminals and also expand its collaboration with the citizens and other Law Enforcement Agencies in its bid to flush out criminal elements in the country.
“The IGP, while reviewing the scorecard of police operations at the Force CID and Force Intelligence Bureau,revealed that a total of 21,296 criminal suspects involved in various violent crimes, were arrested and 3,347 firearms, 133,496 ammunition and 960 stolen vehicles recovered.
Also, 1,002 kidnap victims were safely rescued from their abductors and reunited with their families”.
Furthermore, he said that in a renewed commitment by the Force to advance the gains recorded in the fight against crimes in the country, particularly in the out gone year 2020, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force arrestedeighteen (18) criminal suspects for offences of armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent crimes. Eight (8) AK47 rifles, One (1) SMG sterling gun, 236 AK47 Ammunition, 12 pieces of SMG sterling gun ammunition, Two (2) Toyota Camry Saloon Cars, 2006 and 2014 models (already released to the owners), were recovered from them.
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