Nigeria (IP) – The Nigeria Police Force in Bauchi State of the Northeast has successfully captured 33 armed kidnappers, terrorists, and other criminals with a large amount of ammunition and rifles.

Iran PressAfrica: There have been a series of attacks in Nigeria, which has seen a sharp rise in mass abductions and other violent crimes since late 2020. The government has been struggling to maintain law and order amid a flagging economy.

In a Press Conference in which Iran Press News Agency was specifically invited, the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Umar Mamman Sanda, stated: "This success portrays our united commitment to the security of lives and properties of the people of our dear state."

The commissioner noted: "Through professionalism and credible intelligence gathering, we have continued to execute our statutory mandate and remarkable success in policing the state for our common good."

When the Iran Press correspondent asked him about the number of the terrorists killed and the unknown helicopter that intruded the state, the Police Commissioner did not clarify.

Meanwhile, in Anambra State in the Southeastern part of the country, the Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said four armed terrorists had been killed while AK-47 rifles and ammunition were recovered.

In Ebonyi State, three police officers have been killed in front of a police station along the Enugu-Abakalaki highway in the Southeast of Nigeria.

An eyewitness told journalists that on Tuesday, some gunmen in a bus opened fire on the police officers at a checkpoint near the police station.

The weapons seized by the police have been handed over to the representative of the Adviser on Security to President Muhammadu Buhari.


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