KANO, Nigeria, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian police on Thursday said it recovered 1,123 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) between January and December 2012 in northern Kano State.
State police spokesperson Magaji Majiya told reporters in Kano, the state capital that 68 IEDs were successfully defused in different parts of the state by the Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit of the command during the period.
Majiya said the command killed 21 armed robbery suspects and arrested 217 others during the period.
According to him, the state police command also arrested two kidnap suspects and rescued two kidnapped victims in the state during the period.
The police spokesperson told reporters that 108 suspects were charged with culpable homicide while 82 faced rape cases.
He added that the command recovered 79 stolen and abandoned vehicles during the year.