The Police Command in Jigawa State has arrested 298 suspects for alleged criminal activities in the third quarter of 2023.
This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman for the Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, on Wednesday in Dutse.
He said the Police recovered 64 rustled animals, firearms and rescued six kidnapped victims in special operations conducted within the period under review.
Shiisu said the suspects were apprehended for alleged robbery; kidnapping, murder, rape, vandalism, animal rustling, and fraud, among others.
He listed the suspects to include 25 robbers; 12 kidnappers, 36 murderers, 25 rapists, 37 thieves, 15 vandals, 17 animal rustlers and five fraudsters, while 126 others were arrested for allegedly belonging to a gang of brigands.
The Police, he said, recovered one AK-47 rifle; one Beretta pistol, three locally-made guns, 48 live ammunitions, 20 motor vehicles/cycles, and 64 rustled animals.