Bauchi: Police arrest 2,077 suspected criminals in one year

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The Bauchi State Police Command says 2,077 suspects were arrested in connection with various crimes committed within and outside the state between July 2023 and July 2024.

Ahmed Wakil, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, in a statement on Saturday, said the achievement was recorded under the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa, who assumed duty on 6th July 2023.

He noted that Bauchi State is one of the states in the North East geopolitical zone confronted with numerous security challenges of including kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling, thuggery, rape and other manifestations of violent crimes.

He said the state has various crime hotspots, including Lame Burra Forest in Ningi Local Government Area, Balmo Forest in Ganjuwa LGA, Yuda and Mundu Forest in Toro LGA, Dajin Madam and Yankari Forest in Alkaleri LGA, which provide cover for criminal elements to perpetrate heinous crimes.

The PPRO noted that the Bauchi State Command has put in place proactive measures through robust synergy with relevant stakeholders and other security and quasi-security agencies; vigilante groups; religious/traditional institutions and youths.

According to him, the strategy had aided the fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in Bauchi State, stressing that with the sustained operations of community policing engagements and other crime-fighting strategies, the Command had continued to execute its mandate and made remarkable achievements in the course of policing the state.

The PPRO said, “The Command has recorded a total of one thousand one hundred and forty-eight (1148) cases and arrested a total of two thousand and seventy-seven (2,077) suspects in connection to various crimes committed within and outside the State.”

He added, “The Command in the year 2023 recorded one hundred (100) cases of armed robbery and two hundred and twelve (212) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, one hundred and thirty-six (136) cases of culpable homicide were recorded and two hundred and seventy-one (271) suspects were arrested in connection with cases.

“One (1) case of attempted suicide was recorded and one (1) suspect was arrested, eighteen (18) cases of grievous hurt/wounding were recorded and thirty-two (32) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, two (2) cases of assault were recorded and two (2) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, one hundred and twenty-six (126) cases of rape/indecent assault were recorded and one hundred and fifty-seven (157) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases.

“Sixty-seven (67) cases of kidnapping were recorded and one hundred and fifty-nine (159) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, nine (9) cases of unnatural offence were recorded and eleven (11) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, twenty-five (25) cases of theft/stealing were recorded and forty-eight (48) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases, one hundred and sixty-three (163) cases of false pretense/cheating were recorded and one hundred and eighty-nine (189) suspects were arrested in connection with the cases.”

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