By ASP Labaran Aliyu Nuhu.
The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, CP Abiodun S. Alabi, fdc, psc mni, during a press briefing with newsmen said the Command has recorded major achievements within the last six months. The successes were made possible through information availed to the Police from members of the public, who were partners in progress with the Nigeria Police that share the desires and aspirations to enable a safe and secure environment for all residents in the State.
CP Alabi further stated that, the Command has put in place crime preventive measures which includes: visibility policing, community partnership, constant raids of black spots, regular foot and vehicular patrols, surveillance on buildings and vulnerable areas, stop and search, and intelligence-led policing through partnership with sister agencies and other non-governmental organizations in order to nip in the bud, all forms of crime and criminality and to flush out their hideouts in the State.
According to the Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmad Muhammad Wakili, made known to the public some of the major achievements recorded by the Command. He said within the last 6 months from March 8, 2021 till date, it has recorded over two hundred and twenty-one cases and arrested over three hundred and fifty-two suspects in connection with various crimes committed within and outside the State.
SP Wakili explained in details the achievements so far made by the Command in which he gave the breakdown as follows: 42 cases of Armed Robbery; 115 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 18 cases of Kidnapping, 29 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 15 Kidnapped victims were rescued from the Kidnappers. 59 cases of Rape, 69 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 35 cases of Culpable Homicide, 66 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 7 cases of Attempt to Commit Homicide, 5 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 35 cases of Theft, 49 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. 25 cases of other offences, 19 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases. Subsequently, lethal weapons were mopped-up from unlicensed individuals as crime preventive measures; 88 firearms and 6,460 ammunitions were equally recovered.
He further said, the Command recovered mopped-up firearm such as: Twenty-five Ak-47 rifle, One Locally made SMG, One (1) SMG, One Locally made Fabricated Ak-47, One English Barretta and One Magazine, Two Berretta pistols, Twenty rusted/unserviceable locally made revolver pistols and One Locally made Dane Gun. In addition, he said, the Command also recovered mopped-up ammunitions which includes the following: Eight hundred and seventy-four 7.6mm, Five thousand and twenty two 5.56mm, One hundred and thirteen 9X19mm, Two hundred and seventy-four 62.7mm, One hundred, seventy seven 38mm, Eighty-seven Blank, Fourteen rounds of live Cartridges, Sixty-seven rounds of live ammunition and Thirty-three pellets used as bullets. Also recovered were the following; Five Dane Gun, three locally made single Barrel Gun, three locally made revolver pistol and Six Locally made pistol. Recovered vehicle and motorcycle: One Golf salon motor-vehicle, One Toyota Corolla Motor-vehicle and nineteen different Motorcycles. Recovered animals: One-hundred and nine Cows and Seventy-four sheep. Recovered monetary exhibits: Nine-hundred and seven thousand Seven hundred and sixty Naira, and Eleven thousand five hundred seifer. Recovered other offensive weapons: One hundred and seventeen Cutlasses, Seven sticks Six machetes and Eight knives. Recovered other stole property: Forty mobile phones of different models, Four plasma TV sets and Three Laptops.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Alabi, has appreciated the Bauchi State Government, members of the forth estate of the realm, other sister security agencies, judiciary, members of PCRC, Special Constabularies, Hunters association, vigilante group, other relevant stakeholders like Danga security and the entire good people of the State for their cooperation, support, encouragement as well as prayers. He assured that the Command will not relent on its oars to put in measures to weed out unscrupulous elements to ensure a crime-free State.