We have 3,000 kidnap suspects in custody, says IGP


Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-general of police (IGP), says about 3,000 kidnap suspects are in police custody.

Idris said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The IGP said a task force had been set up to ensure that the suspects have speedy trials.

According to him, the suspects are taken to the courts on a daily basis.

“Presently, we have almost over 3000 suspects in the various police stations all over the country and we are taking them to court,” Idris said.

“Recently, I set up a task force to sort of streamline or scrutinise these cases so that we have speedy trial of some of these suspects.”

He also said over 20,000 police officers would be deployed to Anambra state to provide security during the forthcoming governorship election.

“We are also deploying our water boats to take care of the waterways,” he said.

“We are deploying our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional policemen and special police units to take care of situations on ground.”
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