Crime rate reducing in Nigeria – IGP

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Despite reports of violent killings and kidnappings across the country, the rate of crime is declining.

That’s according to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Speaking in Abuja on Monday at a meeting with senior officers at the Force headquarters, the IG stated that the police apprehended 424 suspected kidnappers between May 10 and June 14, 2019, with 101 persons arrested in Kaduna State.

Mohammed also explained that 276 armed robbery suspects were arrested within the same period with the highest number of 38 in Edo State, followed by 25 in Nasarawa State and 23 in the Federal Capital Territory.

Mohammed also revealed that 10,860 rounds of ammunition were recovered while a total of 301 firearms including a rocket launcher, AK47 assault rifles, pistols and locally-made guns, were similarly recovered from criminal elements across the country.

The IG further explained that a total of 44 murder suspects were arrested during the period under review, including seven in FCT and six in Kano State.

The IG noted that the successes achieved are linked to the recently launched Operation Puff Adder.




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