Insecurity: IGP makes one major promise to Nigerians as officers nab 21,296 suspects

Insecurity: IGP makes one major promise to Nigerians as officers nab 21,296 suspects

- The Nigeria Police Force is unrelenting in its efforts to keep Nigerians safe in 2021

- Police boss, Mohammed Adamu in a review of the force's scorecard said the country's security issue will improve this year

- According to the police boss, no fewer than 3,347 firearms, 133,496 ammunition, and 960 stolen vehicles were recovered from suspects

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has assured Nigerians that in 2021 they will witness improved security in the country.

Legit.ng gathered that the police boss stressed that the force will be unrelenting in the fight against all forms of crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, cultism, cybercrime, Sexual/Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), amongst others.

This was disclosed in a statement by the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Monday, January 11, and made available to Legit.ng.

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Insecurity: IGP makes one major promise to Nigerians as officers nab 21,296 suspects

IGP Adamu has announced the arrest of 21,296 highly dangerous criminal suspects. Photo credit: @ngpolice
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Speaking further, the IGP assured Nigerians that it will implement aggressive crime-fighting strategies and collaborate with the citizens and other Law Enforcement Agencies in its quests to make the country safer.

According to Adamu, a total of 21,296 highly dangerous criminal suspects involved in various violent crimes were arrested by operatives of the force in the year 2020.

He made this known while reviewing the scorecard of police operations at the Force CID and Force Intelligence Bureau.

Items recovered from the suspects include 3,347 firearms, 133,496 ammunition and 960 stolen vehicles.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 1,002 kidnap victims were rescued from their abductors and safely reunited with their families.

The police teams were commended by the IGP for their dedication to duties which resulted in the successes recorded.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NPF Lagos state command on Sunday, November 15, 2020, announced that it had arrested 720 suspects.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the command spokesman, disclosed that the suspects were nabbed during raids carried out simultaneously across the 14 area commands in the state.

According to the spokesman, the suspects were located at areas reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums at about 7 am on Sunday.

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