- The police have arrested 217 suspected notorious kidnappers, armed bandits, among others
- The suspects were arrested by the Kaduna state police command between April 29 and July 22
- The officers recovered from the suspects' guns, pistols, money, motorcycle, laptops and others
The ongoing onslaught by the Kaduna government against bandits and criminal activities in the state received a boost, consequently stabilizing the security situation.
The state police command said it has arrested 217 suspected kidnappers, armed bandits, robbers, cattle rustlers, and others for various crimes.
According to The Nation, this was revealed by CP Umar Muri, the state commissioner of police at the command headquarters on Wednesday, July 22.
Muri while parading the suspects in Kaduna also displayed 43 guns, pistols, and other items recovered from the suspects.
He added that they were arrested between Wednesday, April 29, and Wednesday, July 22, following a review of the security strategies towards ensuring the state is secured.
The Kaduna state commissioner of police disclosed that some of the items recovered from the suspects include guns, pistols, live ammunition, matchets, laptops, and fake police ID cards
Others include fake local and foreign currencies, motorcycles, plasma TV, and some assorted charms.
The police commissioner urged the general public to be wary about fake local and foreign currencies that have been in circulation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kogi state neighbourhood watch which comprises of the vigilantes and hunters arrested some notorious bandits and recovered arms and ammunition in one of its routine raids to rid the state of criminal elements.
The operation was carried out across four local government areas of the state, namely, Kabba Bunu, Adavi, Okehi and Ofu.
The operation followed the state government's renewed efforts in strengthening its neighbourhood watch which has so far complemented the efforts of security agencies in the state.
The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement that the suspects comprising of 23 males and one female were allegedly involved in romance and online dating scams.
He said the suspects also developed fake bank alerts, hacking and fraudulent wire transfers, cyberstalking and impersonation of high-profile personalities in Nigeria and across the world.