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Police arrests 298 suspects in Jigawa



Police operatives in Jigawa State have arrested 298 suspects for alleged criminal activities.

According to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, on Wednesday, in Dutse, the state capital, the suspects allegedly committed crimes ranging from robbery, kidnapping, murder, rape, vandalism, animal rustling, and fraud, among others, in the third quarter of 2023.

The Police noted that it recovered firearms, 64 rustled animals, AK-47 rifle, one Beretta pistol, three locally-made guns, 48 live ammunition, 20 motor vehicles/cycles, 560 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, a number of narcotic substances, and rescued six kidnapped victims in special operations executed within the period.

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Shiisu listed the suspects to include 25 robbers; 12 kidnappers, 36 murderers, 25 rapists, 37 thieves, 15 vandals, 17 animal rustlers and five fraudsters, while 126 others were arrested for allegedly belonging to a group of bandits.

He stated: “The crime prevention strategies adopted by Jigawa Police Command in the ongoing fight against all forms of crimes and criminalities in the state during the period under review, yielded dividends, as the state remained generally peaceful as residents go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.

“This feat was made possible by the proactive measures put in place by the command, whose personnel worked tirelessly to checkmate the activities of criminals for a peaceful atmosphere.”

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