SP Mohammed Wakil, the Spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command has on Thursday stated that the Police have arrested 1,464 suspects and recorded 850 cases in the past two years in the state.
Wakil disclosed this at the summit organized by Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Peace and National Integration, in Bauchi.
He explained that the command recorded 112 robbery cases and prosecuted 287 suspects, while 74 kidnapping cases were recorded and 174 suspects prosecuted.
He added that 231 suspects were arrested and prosecuted in connection with 186 rape cases recorded within the period under review.
SP Wakil said, “The command recorded 110 culpable homicide cases of which 206 suspects prosecuted, while 30 cases of theft and burglary were also recorded.
“Properties valued at N101 million had been recovered and handed over to the owners within the period under review”.
SP Wakil further revealed that the command equally recovered 88 firearms, 25 AK 47 Rifles, three pistols, one Dane gun, 6,466 ammunitions, 29 locally made catridges and 27 locally made revolvers.
He reiterated the commitment of the command to fight crimes, protect lives and property in the state, maintaining that the succeess was achieved through effective community policing and crime prevention strategies.
The summit was organized to create awareness on the importance of peace towards promoting peace, security, and national unity, had an attendance of media executives, public relations practitioners, government officials, representatives of security agencies and Civil Society Organisations.