The inspector general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has given chilling details of an evaluation of 2020 in a review of how the Nigeria police have feed-in sustaining the security and lives of Nigerians coming with its efforts at curbing crime to the best of its ability and still counting.
Explaining in details, the efforts of the police in the year 2020 in review, IGP Adamu Mohammed, said it arrested 21, 296 highly dangerous criminal suspects, recovered 3,347 firearms while 133,496 kidnap victims were rescued.
It equally recovered 960 stolen vehicles while assuring Nigerians in its resolve of improved security in the year 2021.
In a statement made available to urban Express-News online through the force Police Public Relation Officer, CP Frank Mba said the inspector general of police stressed that the force will be unrelenting in the fight against all forms of crimes especially kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, cultism, cyber-crime, sexual gender-based violence in the year 2021
Mba said the IGP assured that the NPF will implement aggressive, proactive, intelligence-driven and community-based crime fighting strategies in its quests to make the country safer. “ “The Force will take the battle to the door steps of criminals and also expand its collaboration with the citizens and other Law Enforcement Agencies in its bid to flush out criminal elements in the country”.
Meanwhile, operatives arrested eighteen (18) criminal suspects for offences of armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent crimes.
Mba said Eight (8) AK47 rifles, One (1) SMG sterling gun, 236 AK47 Ammunition, 12 pieces of SMG sterling gun ammunition, Two (2) Toyota Camry Saloon Cars, 2006 and 2014 models (already released to the owners), were recovered from them.
Among those arrested is one Abubakar Umaru a.k.a Buba Bargu, ‘m’, 35 years, a native of Kato Shiroro area of Niger State. Investigation revealed that Abubakar is a member and armourer of a gang that has carried out several kidnaps for ransom operations along Lokoja-Abuja/Abuja –Kaduna highway and other major highways in the North-Central States of the country.
“Interestingly, the group carried out the abduction of 30-year-old Mohammed Adamu who happened to be a kidnap kingpin and leader of another notorious kidnapping group.
It was said that the abduction took place when he Mohammed Adamu Aka “Confirm” went to the other party’s hideout in their forest to sell live ammunition to the group before he was shot in the head until his gang members paid a ransom of one million, Five hundred and fifty thousand Naira for his release.
Item Recovered include (5) AK47 rifles, five magazines and 120 rounds of AK47 ammunition
Five (5) AK47 rifles, five (5) magazines and 120 rounds of AK47 ammunition were recovered from Abubakar Umaru at his hideout in the Forest.
He said the IGP commended the Police Teams for their dedication to duties which resulted in the successes recorded. While appreciating the citizens for their support so far, the IGP calls for improved partnership and collaboration between the citizens and the Police particularly in the area of providing useful information the Police require in tackling crimes and apprehending unrepentant criminals in the country, adding that all suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations