Posted on Wed 7 Aug 2019, 04:40 PM

The Kaduna State Police Command  has  paraded 79 criminals, including suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminal suspects at Rijana, along Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Among the suspect was a dismissed soldier who was thrown out of the army sometimes ago for shooting his commander.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ali Aji Janga who paraded the suspects revealed that during the operations that led to the arrest of the criminals, 35 guns and  439 cattle were recovered from the suspects.

According to the police commissioner, “the gallant determination of our crack operatives such as SARS, AKU, IRT, and other units have again recorded some successes with the apprehension of 79 suspects for various crimes which includes.

“criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, culpable homicide, Shop breaking and theft, impersonation and receiving stolen properties.

“In accordance to our collective resolve, high sense of commitment and relentless determination, the Command has sustained a serious manhunt on bandits and other perpetrators of crime within the State with a view to arresting and bringing them to book.

“I am also glad to inform the general public that, we are currently reviewing our structural deployment along Kaduna-Abuja Road, Kaduna-Zaria Road and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road with a view to make the highways more safer for commuters while the efforts to rid the Command off banditry and other violent crimes continues.”

Giving a breakdown of the items recovered from the suspected criminals, the Police commissioner  said that,nine Ak47 Rifles, one Unserviceable LAR Rifle and 11 Locally Made Rifles and Pistols were recovered during the operation.

Others were  one Pump Action, three Dane guns, 954 Rounds of Live Ammunition of different caliber and 24 live cartridges, one knife, one hacksaw, a sum of N30,000, two handsets, one face mask, two pair of canvass, four and half  bundle of brocade (Shadda) materials and eleven Caps.

“We also recovered one KIA Serato Motor Vehicle with Reg. No TT 547 AA Black in color, one Toyota Corolla S, Ash in color with Reg. No. GWA 872 FM, one unregistered Mercedes Benz C350 Ash in color. “439 Cattles,18 Sheep, eight Donkeys, one tricycle with Reg. No. MKA 248 WY, six motorcycles, eight Plasma Television, one HP Laptop, One Tiger generator and four  cutlasses were also recovered.

“I am calling on the good people of Kaduna state to feel free and go about their normal businesses as the Command has appreciably reduced the rate of crime within the state.

“I remain grateful to the media for being our window and supportive in the fight against criminality in State.” he said.



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