Police Records 636 Cases Of Terrorism, Kidnapping, Rape, Other Crimes In Borno

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The Borno State Police Command has said that no fewer than 636 cases of various crimes were recorded within the year, out of which over 372 were prosecuted and 314 suspects convicted for various offences.

The Commissioner of police in the state, CP Abdul Umar stated this on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the command for the past 12 months.

CP Umar identified the offences to include; 102 cases of rape, 200 cases of terrorism, 57 culpable homicides, 22 armed robberies and 30 cases of kidnapping.

Others were 11 cases of vandalism, 28 drug trafficking cases, 138 theft offences and three cases of human trafficking, as well as a number of other offences.

Others he noted include cases involving 12 suspected thugs from APC and 2 suspects from PDP for Inciting disturbance, threatening persons with violence during political campaign and unlawful possession of weapons at a Political rally.

He commended the IGP for introducing special welfare for the deceased police and widows in the command which has been disbursed worth N 26 million.

The CP also commended Governor Babagana Zulum for donating N25 million for the deceased welfare package and their families early this year in addition to another N25 million he donated as revolving funds to the NPF micro finance bank limited as loan facility for the police rank and file benefit.

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