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Police arrest over 200, recovers millions in fake currency

Kaduna State Police Command has announced the arrest of 207 suspected bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and rapists.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Muri who stated this at a press briefing on on Wednesday in Kaduna, said the arrests were made in the last few weeks.

He said that a number of recoveries were made which included 41 guns, 1,113 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, 16 rounds of live cartridges, 26 empty shells of AK47 and 17 sharp knives and cutlasses.

Other items recovered from the suspects were N93 million and 180,070 Saudi Riyals, as well as N5.7 million of fake US Dollars, 200,00 fake Euro Bills, 210,000 fake CFA Currency and N2.7 million fake Naira notes.

Also recovered were 2,400 bags of stolen poultry feeds valued at N8.3 million, 823 bags of rice, ten motor vehicles, 31 motorcycles and 15 Plasma Televisions valued N8.6 million.

Umar Muri added that the command recovered 833 rustled cattle, 20 sheep, 14 cell phones, nine Laptops, six fake Police ID Cards, two fire extinguishers, 48 sacks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and some assorted charms.

He stressed that the command would continue to make the state uncomfortable for criminals and called for more support from the general public.

He recalled that the command, had between January to April 2020, arrested no fewer than 81 suspected criminals and recovered various exhibits of their crimes.

Adamu Yusuf

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