Insecurity: Crime rate reducing nationwide, says IGP Adamu


Harry Awurumibe, State House, ABUJA
The Federal Government has expressed delight at the improved security situation across Nigeria especially in the third quarter of 2019.    This was disclosed Thursday in Abuja by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu who conveyed the satisfaction of the Federal government to State House Correspondents after a Security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.     He stressed that the decline in kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality, was due to several peace initiatives by government,  noting that 183 armed robbery incidents were recorded in June with the rate dropping to 127 in July and 93 in August this year.     According to the IGP, similar decline was recorded in the rate of Kidnappings, with 112 in July and further decline to 83 in August this year.   The IGP added that the Close Circuit Televisions (CCTV)  have been mounted in over 20 flash points in the city to fight crimes and criminality in the FCT, adding that regular police patrols are in place to help check crime in Abuja city and its environs as he warned of hard times for criminals in the nation’s capital and across Nigeria.

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