Nigeria Police nab 1,346 suspects for various crimes

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In a concerted effort to uphold public safety and combat criminal activities nationwide, the Nigeria Police Force, under the leadership of Inspector General Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM, has recorded significant achievements in crime prevention and law enforcement over the past five weeks.

During this period, a total of 1,346 suspects were apprehended for their involvement in various violent crimes. The arrests include 385 individuals linked to armed robbery, 238 suspects involved in kidnapping, 341 individuals connected to murder or homicide cases, 87 persons caught with unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, 143 suspects accused of rape, and 151 individuals associated with cultism.

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Furthermore, law enforcement efforts led to the recovery of 143 firearms of different calibers, 741 units of ammunition, and the retrieval of 72 stolen vehicles. Additionally, 461 kidnapped victims were rescued across the country, underscoring the police force’s commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of citizens.

One of the significant breakthroughs occurred on March 4th, 2024, when a joint task force from Operation Zenda acted on credible intelligence, raiding an arms manufacturing hideout in Benue State. Nine suspects, including a Cameroonian national, were apprehended, and various incriminating exhibits, such as firearms under fabrication and ammunition, were seized.

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ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
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ABUJA

In another operation on February 24th, 2024, operatives of the FCT Command successfully arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin, Samaila Wakili Fafa, also known as Habu Ibrahim. The apprehension of Fafa, who confessed to multiple killings and high-profile abductions, marks a significant milestone in the fight against organized crime.

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Moreover, recognizing the pivotal role of officer welfare in enhancing service delivery, the Nigeria Police Force has implemented measures to ensure the well-being of its personnel. These initiatives include the disbursement of insurance packages totaling 7.2 billion Naira to families of fallen officers, scheduled Police Awards and Commendation Ceremony, and the upcoming NPF Housing Summit aimed at addressing officers’ housing needs.

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Inspector General Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun emphasized the importance of improving officer welfare, stressing its direct impact on service delivery and crime prevention. He called upon landlords and employers in the Federal Capital Territory and beyond to collaborate with the police force by submitting proper profiling forms for prospective employees and tenants, thereby enhancing security measures.

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The Nigeria Police Force remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, and these recent achievements underscore its unwavering dedication to the cause.