Police apprehend 298 suspects in Jigawa

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For alleged criminal activity, the Jigawa State Police Command detained 298 individuals in the third quarter of 2023.

This was said in a statement made on Wednesday in Dutse by DSP Lawan Shiisu, the Command Spokesman.

He stated that during the period under review, special operations were carried out by the Police to recover 64 rustled animals, guns, and six kidnapped victims.

According to Shiisu, among other charges, the defendants were detained for suspected robberies, kidnapping, murder, rape, damage, animal rustling, and fraud.


He named 25 robbers, 12 kidnappers, 36 killers, 25 rapists, 37 thieves, 15 vandals, 17 animal rustlers, and 5 fraudsters among the suspects. Eleven other people were detained on suspicion of being part of a brigand ring.

He added that the police had found one AK-47 rifle, one Beretta handgun, three firearms built in the area, 48 live rounds, 20 cars and bikes, and 64 rustled animals.

560 packages of Cannabis Sativa and many narcotics were among the other goods found.

The state remained largely peaceful as people went about their legal business without fear of molestation thanks to the crime prevention strategies Jigawa Police Command adopted in the ongoing fight against all forms of crimes and criminalities in the state during the period under review.

“The command’s proactive measures, whose employees toiled nonstop to checkmate criminal activity for a peaceful atmosphere, made this feat possible,” he stated.

He praised the Jigawa administration, other security agencies, especially Mr. Kayode Egbeyokun, the acting Inspector-General of Police, for their support of the Command.

Shiisu asked people in the state to help the Police battle crime while restating the command’s commitment to safeguarding people’s lives and property.

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