A total of 109 Anti-Aircraft Ammunition was recovered in Katsina state 2021 during series of operations by the State Police command, while arrest of 999 suspects were made.
This was made known by the command spokesman, Gambo Isa, who revealed that various arms and ammunition was recovered in the state last year from different suspects.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Isa, listed some of the arms to include four GPMG, 44 AK-47 rifles, one LAR rifle, one G3 rifle, 20 locally made guns and 689 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
He added that 1,243 domestic animals including 867 cows, 352 sheep, 24 goats and one donkey were also recovered.
“Some of the suspects include armed robbers, kidnappers, cattle rustlers among others, a total of 157 suspected armed robbers were arrested and 145 of the suspects were charged to court while the remaining 12 are under investigation.
“Also, 65 suspected kidnappers were arrested and 63 charged to court while the remaining two are under investigation.
“We succeeded in arresting 244 suspected cattle rustlers, of which 230 suspects have been charged to court while the remaining 14 are under investigation.
“In the course of this campaign, 38 suspected bandits were neutralised in various gun battles while five police officers paid the supreme price,” Mr Isa said.
He added that 246 suspects were arrested for rape and ‘unnatural’ offence, while 63 victims were rescued in four reported cases of human trafficking and transferred to the NAPTIP office in Kano State. (NAN)
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