The Jigawa state police command arrested 32 armed robbers and four kidnapped suspects in the state in 2019.
The state commissioner of police Usman Sule Gomna made this known while briefing newsmen in Dutse the state capital. He said “between January to December last year the command recorded 54 culpable homicides cases”.
According to him “in the year under review, the police command received 61 rape cases and one child-stealing”.
CP Gomna explained the police received 28 theft cases “and all the 32 armed robbers and 28 theft suspects were charged to court”.
He stated further that 119 fatal accidents were recorded by the police, adding that “18 people were arrested for breach of public peace and unrest last year”
As you’re aware, I am barely one and a half month old in the state, but have had enough briefs from my predecessor and officers on ground to prepare me fully for the challenges of tackling crimes and criminalities;
“Especially the ones peculiar to the state.
“On my assumption of office and assessment of the crime situation on ground, particularly in the rural areas where crime is pronounced, I evolved intelligence-driven crime combating strategies.
“And all the strategies were tested and proven to be effective, and have thus given us substantial progress and success within the short period of my leadership,” he said.
The commissioner further pointed out that the effort of the state government and other sister agencies in collaborating with the police in fighting crime could not be overemphasized.
The CP said police has adopted community policing as one of the most effective way of crime control, adding that communities will be engaged in dialogue to resolve civil cases out of court.