Police Recovers 1,123 Explosives In Kano
The Police Command in Kano State said it recovered 1,123 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) between January and December 2012.
Galaxy Tv News learnt this from the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, in Kano. According to the him,He said 68 IEDs were successfully defused in different parts of the state by the Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit of the command during the period.
“Even though the early part of the year 2012 was characterised by terrorists attacks, the situation was immediately brought under control through concerted efforts of the police and other security agencies.’’
The statement said the command killed 21 armed robbery suspects and arrested 217 others during the period. ‘‘Similarly, the command has arrested two kidnap suspects and rescued two kidnapped victims in the state during the period.’’
Main while,He expressed appreciation to religious leaders and the public for their prayers which had “greatly helped the command against evil intention of criminals in the state”.
“Our traditional institutions at ward and district levels and the Kano Emirate Council must be commended for the cooperation, support and assistance they have been rendering to this command at all times.’’
The command also commended the state government for its general support in the provision of logistics and welfare “which greatly enhanced our operations”.