Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that the Police arrest 1, 527 kidnap suspects and recovered 2,037 firearms across the country in 2019.
Adamu said this while addressing the North-Central regional security summit on Wednesday in Lafia, Nasrawa state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the Security Summit was entitled:” Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the North-Central Zone/FCT.”
Adamu said that 6, 531 other criminal suspects were arrested, while 2, 037 arms of various descriptions with 21, 870 live ammunitions were recovered within the period.
He said that the resilience and commitment of the police and other stakeholders towards curbing crime and criminality in the country made the recoveries possible.
Adamu said comprehensive reform to reposition the force for enhanced service delivery was part of his deliberate policy to improve security and safety in the country.
According to the I-G, police formations and commands have been reorganised and re-equipped for effectiveness and efficiency.
“In the coming days, the new Police Mobile Force (PMF) squadrons will be established in troubled spots to complement existing security architecture and boost safety and security across the country.