Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Benue State Police Command Arrest Over 300 Suspects in 3 Months

The Commissioner of Police, Benue State, Mr. Bashir Makama, has said that the command has arrested over 300 suspects who are involved in various criminal acts in the last three months.

Makama said this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command in the last 100 days in the state.

He said that 645 rounds of ammunition and 24 cartridges were recovered within the period, adding that  95 various items including  vehicles, motorcycles, air conditioners, sound-proof generators, generator panels, electricity transformers, bags of marijuana, cattle and sheep were also recovered.

Makama added that 76 weapons including AK47 rifles, locally-made pistols, locally-made revolver pistols, pump action guns, English-made pistols, locally-made Barreta pistols, fabricated rifles, locally-made SMG as well as dane guns were recovered from the suspected criminals.

The Police boss said N2,117,620.00 cash was recovered  during the period, attributing the efforts so far made to nip crime in the bud in the state to reactive, preventive and proactive strategies adopted by the command.

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