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Lagos police foil 360 robberies, kill 51 in two years

By Eniola Daniel
20 January 2023   |   4:12 am
Three police personnel lost their lives from 20 attacks, says Hundeyin The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it foiled 360 robberies in the state. The Command said 405 robbery suspects were arrested while 51 were killed between 2021 and 2022. The Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects were killed during an…

Three police personnel lost their lives from 20 attacks, says Hundeyin

The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it foiled 360 robberies in the state.

The Command said 405 robbery suspects were arrested while 51 were killed between 2021 and 2022.

The Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects were killed during an exchange of gunfire.

The PPRO said 245 suspects were arrested while 25 were killed from 17 robbery incidents in 2021. He confirmed that 160 persons were arrested and 26 killed from 20 incidents in 2022.
He said that 169 robbery operations were foiled in 2021 and 181 in 2022.

Hundeyin revealed that 206 arms and 775 ammunition were recovered during the period, with 108 arms and 348 ammunition recorded in 2021, while 98 arms and 427 ammunition were recovered in 2022.

He said that 35 vehicles were recovered within the period with 10 in 2021 and 25 in 2022.
He said that the other 32 stolen vehicles reported to the Command were yet to be recovered.

“262 suspected cultists were arrested during the period from 32 cultism cases recorded, while 128 were arrested from 18 cases in 2021, 134 others from 14 cases in 2022.

“206 murder cases were recorded in 2022 against 192 in 2021, adding that suicide cases rose from 25 in 2021 to 30 in 2022.

“Three police personnel lost their lives in the Command from 20 attacks during the period, with each year recording 10 attacks.

“Kidnapping cases reduced from five in 2021 to two in 2022, with the arrest of three suspects.

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