‘Katsina Police Command arrested 1, 907 last year’
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina State Police Command says it arrested 1, 907 criminals in 2019 out of which 1, 256 are undergoing prosecution at various courts.
The State Commissioner of Police, SanusiBuba revealed this to newsmen while highlighting achievements of the Command for the year 2019.
Buba said during the period, 106 suspected kidnappers were arrested while two kidnappers were killed in a battle with the police.
The Commissioner explained that the police have succeeded in rescuing 44 victims from the custody of suspected kidnappers.
Buba.who displayed items recovered from criminals and kidnappers, said a total of 18 motor vehicles and 66 motorcycles were recovered from 59 suspected criminals.
On cattle rustling, Buba said in 2019, the police succeeded in killing eight rustlers and arresting 44 while five rustlers were severely injured in several battles.
He said 359 cows, 61 sheep, seven donkeys and camels as well as one goat were recovered from the rustlers.
Buba commended the financial and moral contributions of Katsina state government for the protection of lives and properties.
He also acknowledged the commitment of officers and men of the Command towards reducing criminal activities in the state.