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Crime drops in Kano

02 January 2014, 08:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Kano Police Command said initiatives aimed at halting crime were bearing fruit.

The police in its latest crime statistics indicated that a total of 355 major crimes were committed, while 1017 traffic offences were recorded as against 1587 and 2097 respectively in 2013.

Police attributed this to joint efforts of other security agents, as well as the maximum cooperation of members of the public, who promptly pass vital information to police for action.

Police Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, noted that the statistics indicated a sharp decline in crime rate in the state.

“In the preceding year, the State Police Command recorded a total of 440 violent crimes and arrest of suspects, while it recovered 58 arms. Also in the year under review, the Command arrested 90 suspects charged with rape, just as it also recovered 15 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and recorded 1057 traffic offences,” Majiya stated.

He said the police also recovered illegal tools including 1 390 ammunitions and a total of 73 stolen and abandoned vehicles.

Majiya added that about 704 vehicles were arrested for driving with tinted glasses.

He thanked the State Government for the relentless support it extended to the Command, as well as traditional and religious leaders, journalists, nongovernmental organisations and all sister security agencies and called on members of the public to continue to support and cooperate with the police in its onerous task to protect lives and property.

– CAJ News

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