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Police arrest 780 suspects, rescue 206 kidnap victims in Kaduna State

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Police arrest 780 suspects, rescue 206 kidnap victims in Kaduna State

Police arrest 780 suspects, rescue 206 kidnap victims in Kaduna State

Police in Kaduna State arrested at least 780 crime suspects and recovered 1,446 rustled livestock in 2022.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Yekini Ayoku told a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday that the police also secured the conviction 116 of the suspects during the year.

He said the police rescued 206 kidnap victims, recovered 49 rifles and other guns; neutralised 21 bandits and confiscated 15 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp during the period.

He added that the police also recovered 1,359 rounds of live ammunition and 17 bandits’ operational motorcycles in 2022.

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Ayoku noted that measures put in place led to remarkable achievements recorded in the fight against armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling, among others.

He said the police were keeping tab and monitoring developments on the political scene preparatory to the 2023 general elections.

“I have had two meetings with stakeholders in the political process to ensure seamless, peaceful and hitch-free electioneering in the state.

“I made it clear to the political stakeholders that they must play politics by the rules and abide by the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and with INEC guidelines.

“Politicians must avoid actions and conducts that are contrary to extant laws guiding the electoral process as nobody will be spared in our determination to enforce the law,’’ the 40th police commissioner in Kaduna State said.

Ayoku acknowledged the robust support the police had been enjoying from the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, the DSS, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

“I assure that we shall work to enhance the existing strong interagency synergy and collaboration to maximise our strength and capacities for effective onslaught against crime in the state.

“I ask for more of this public support as everyone has a stake in the security of our communities.

“The police are ever determined to extricate the state from the grips of criminal elements and all hands must continually be on deck to achieve this,’’ Ayoku stressed.

Ayoku expressed appreciation of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, for finding him worthy of the position of police commissioner in Kaduna State.

He also expressed appreciation of Gov. Nasir El-Rufai for his strong leadership as a security-passionate governor and his constant logistical support for the police.

Mr Ayoku resumed duty as the 40th Police Commissioner in Kaduna State on April 8.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

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