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21 murders in Jigawa in 2013 - Police

05 January 2014, 17:29

Dutse - The Police in Jigawa said it recorded 21 murders and four suicides from January to December 2013.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Kayode Theophilus, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday.

Theophilus said 13 of the cases had been charged to court while the remaining ones were being investigated.

Theophilus stated that 72 persons were arrested for causing grievous harm/ inflicting injuries on people. "The suspects have been charged to court.’’

He disclosed that 10 armed robbers were arrested while 426 people were nabbed for stealing and three others for forging currency notes.

He said the crime rate in the state had drastically reduced when compared with the past.

The commissioner said that community policing and different crime fighting strategies were adopted by the command to tackle crime.

He added that in the last 12 months, the command carried out 2 900 raids in some black spots across the state.


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