June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

1,346 Suspects Apprehended by Police for Diverse Violent Crimes in Last 5 Weeks

The Nigeria Police Force says it has made salient achievements in combating crimes across the country over the past five weeks in its bid to make crime less attractive and ensure the safety of all citizens.

The Force said it has made arrests as follows: 385 armed robbery suspects, 238 kidnapping suspects, 341 murder/homicide suspects, 87 suspects connected with unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, among others.

This was disclosed in a release on Friday by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer.

Adejobi said the police have recovered 143 firearms of various calibres, 741 ammunition, and 72 stolen vehicles, as well as the rescue of 461 kidnapped victims across the country.

He announced that a team from Operation Zenda Joint Task Force, on March 4, acting on credible intelligence, invaded an arms manufacturing hideout at Amahundu, Nanev, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State and arrested nine (9) suspects, including a Cameroonian.

Adejobi said exhibits recovered from them include 8 Beretta Pistols under fabrication, 1 AK-47 rifle, 10 AK47 live ammunition, 5 Beretta pistol ammunition, four (4) welding gas cylinders and other fabrication materials.

The spokesman urged all landlords and employers of domestic staff in the Federal Capital Territory, and by extension other states of the Federation, “to ensure they visit police stations within their areas to request for, and fill forms for proper profiling of intended employees/tenants for employment and tenancy purposes so as to strengthen the capacity of the NPF to identify and deter potential threats within the FCT.”

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