By Hassan Male
Usman Alkali Baba the Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police has hailed the Katsina State Police command for rescuing many kidnapped victims and reuniting them with their families.
The commendation is contained in a press release signed by CP Frank Mba the force public relations officer which was made available to press Friday 3rd September, 2021.
The Police boss who made the commendation during a one day official visit to the state on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021 said, ” for instance, within the past four months of the current administration, a total of one thousand, five hundred and three suspected high profile criminals were arrested in connection with different violent crimes in the state, including kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, sexual and gender based crimes.
According to the press statement, the Katsina State Police command so far arrested two hundred and sixty seven (267) suspected armed robbers, three hundred and four (304) suspected kidnappers and ninety seven (97) bandits among others.
The statement further stated that police operatives had successfully rescued three hundred and ninety three (393) kidnapped victims whom have since been reunited their families.
The force has made tremendous success in breaking the weapon supply chain to bandits and other criminal elements in the state through interception and recovery of sophisticated weapons, including 4 GPMG, 37 AK47 rifles, 2 G3 rifles, 288 anti aircraft ammunition and 118 AK47 ammunition. The statement added.
Meanwhile, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has reaffirmed the force determination to improve on the gains in the fight against crimes across the country as he solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders.
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