The Katsina State Police Command has disclosed that a total of one hundred and seventy-one (171) abducted victims were rescued in the State within the space of four months
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, who spoke on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Musa, at the police headquarters while parading some suspects on Monday, said operatives also had eliminated five suspected kidnappers between June 1 and September 30, 2023.
The police mouthpiece noted that the command also recovered four AK 47 rifles, six locally made guns, 517 live rounds of ammunition, over 600 rustled animals, and 12 stolen vehicles and motorcycles during the period under review.
ASP Aliyu further stated that 1,005 suspects were arrested during the period in connection with 853 reported cases.
He added that 395 of the reported cases were currently undergoing prosecution in various courts.
The command’s spokesman also provided a breakdown of the suspects, which included 53 suspected armed robbers, 82 suspected kidnappers, 73 murder suspects, and 90 suspected rapists.
He stated that a total of 707 suspects were arrested for various offences such as criminal force, intimidation, possession of hard drugs/dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, cultism, inciting disturbance, and belonging to a gang of brigands, among others.