Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu on Monday declared that the crime rate in the country has declined even as he noted that the last few weeks have witnessed new patterns and threats of criminality that has necessitated a review of strategy.
Adamu Noting that the successes in tackling the different criminal challenges were a fall out of the Operation Puff Adder which is ongoing, the Inspector General of Police urged the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to redouble their efforts as the battle is still far from over.
Buttressing his declaration that crime is on the decline in the country, the Adamusaid, Sequel to the launch of Operation Puff Adder in all the States of the Federation and other security strategies recently emplaced to address internal security threats, a total 424 kidnappers were arrested between 10th May, 2019, and 14th, June, 2019.
The highest number of One Hundred and one kidnap suspects were arrested in Kaduna State, followed by Katsina State with Seventy Nine arrests.
Fifty Four suspects were apprehended in Nasarawa State and Thirty Two in Taraba State.