Nigerian police operatives      Photo: AFP

By Victor Ernest with agency report

The Kaduna State Police Command has announced the arrest of 19 people suspected of engaging in kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.

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The Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, made the announcement at a press briefing in Kaduna on Monday.

He explained that among the suspects were five kidnappers, six armed robbers, seven receivers of stolen property, and a fraudster.

Recovering made

”We recovered 24 plate number of cars, five Toyota and two Honda cars, as well as one locally made pistol and three cutlasses from the suspects,” he said.

The police commissioner said all the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

Committed to fighting crime

Abeh also announced that the command had charged 21 suspected street gang members to court for various offences.

The commissioner assured that the command was committed to bringing down the level of crime in the state, ”to attract more development to our society.”

He said the police had mapped out new strategies to combat all forms of crime across the state, adding “we will bring all forms of crime and criminality to the barest minimum.”