Katsina Police arrest 1,503 suspects, kill 27 bandits, rescue 393 kidnapped victims
The Katsina State Police Command says it arrested no fewer than 1,503 suspected criminals, killed 27 bandits and had 1,116 suspects facing trial within the last eight months in the state.
The Command further noted that it rescued 393 victims of kidnappers within the same period under review.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda disclosed this at the commissioning ceremony of the Dandagoro Divisional Police headquarter converted to AIG Zone 14 headquarters by the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba on Friday.
“A total number of 1,503 suspected criminals were arrested in connection with 1,024 reported cases, while a total number of 1,116 arrested suspects are undergoing prosecution in various competent Courts of Law in the State.
“267 suspected Armed Robbers were arrested and charged to Court, 304 suspected Kidnappers were also arrested and charged to court. While 393 kidnap victims were rescued from the hands of kidnappers, and 27 bandits were neutralized during various encounters with our men,” CP Dabban said
Dabban also put the number of suspected cattle rustlers arrested within the period under review at 526 while 1,366 cows, 1,211 sheep, 271 goats and 10 donkeys were recovered from the assailants.
He further disclosed 209 suspects were also arrested in respect of 169 reported cases of rape and unnatural offences and they have been charged to court, while 64 victims of Human Trafficking were rescued in six reported cases of Human Trafficking which have been transferred to NAPTIP office in the neighbouring Kano State.
The Katsina Police Commissioner also said the command arrested 209 suspects in respect of 159 reported cases of rape and other natural offences and they have since been charged to court.
He also noted that 64 victims of human trafficking were also rescued in six reported cases and they have been transferred to Kano NAPTIP office for further investigations.
CP Dabban commended both Federal and State Governments for their enormous assistance in providing operational equipment, arms and ammunition to the Katsina Police Command.
He also appreciated the efforts of traditional rulers and citizens for their numerous support in the fight against banditry.