780 Suspects Arrested, Recovered 49 Rifles, 359 Bullets, Rescued 206 Kidnapped Victims in 2022 - Kaduna Police

The Kaduna Police Command said it arrested 780 suspects for various crimes between January and December 2022.

Briefing newsmen at the Police Headquarters in Kaduna on Wednesday, to showcase various achievements recorded during the year, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police Yekini A. Ayoku explained that 116 suspects were convicted, while 206 kidnapped victims were rescued.

According to him, 49 guns and 1,359 rounds of live ammunition were recovered.

He further added that 17 bandits’ operational motorcycles were recovered with 21 bandits neutralized.

“1,446 rustled livestock were recovered at different parts of the State and 15 bags of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp also recovered,” he said

Ayoku, who resumed as Kaduna State’s Commissioner of Police on 8th April 2022, in the wake of the train attack of 28th March 2022 and the earlier security breach at the Kaduna International Airport general area, declared that the success recorded against criminal elements in the state was due to the synergy that exists among security agencies, and most importantly the support of military backup and aerial patrol and surveillance from the Force Headquarters.

“The objective was to keep the road open and safe for travellers being, at that time, the only major means of accessing Kaduna and other north-western states from Abuja and the southern part of the country. 

This objective was achieved throughout the period under review. The Command was able to minimize any form of security threat on the highway through the stated upgrade visibility policing and prompt response to distress calls,” he explained.

According to him, he tasked the seven Area commands and 61 divisions to leverage community policing strategy by strengthening police-community partnerships in discharging their constitutional mandate of ensuring public safety and security in their respective areas of responsibility.

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