In Lifestyle by Naijatweet Staff on the 18th, June, 2019

Crime Rate Is Reducing In Nigeria


 

Mohammed Adamu 

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said in spite of pockets of insecurity, the crime rate in the country is declining.

 

He stated this yesterday in his address during the monthly conference of Commissioner of Police and above, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

 

He said the successes achieved are linked to ‘Operation Puff Adder’ which has been a very potent anti-crime vehicle of the Nigeria Police. He said “ a total of 424 kidnappers were arrested between 10th May 2019, and 14th, June 2019. The highest number of 101 kidnap suspects were arrested in Kaduna State,  with 79 arrests. 54 suspects were apprehended in Nasarawa State and 32 in Taraba State.”

 

He added that a total of 44 murder suspects were arrested during the period under review, with the highest number of Seven in FCT and Six in Kano State.

 

He said 276 armed robbery suspects were arrested thirty-eight period with the highest number of 38 in Edo State, followed by 25 in Nasarawa State and 23 in FCT.

 

 He said the highest number of 80 from Katsina State, followed by Edo State with 26 and Kaduna State with 25.

 

He said, “176 suspected cultists were arrested across the country while 77 stolen vehicles were recovered by Operation Puff Adder operatives nationwide between 10th May 2019 and 14th June 2019, with the highest number of 29 in FCT.”

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