The Kano State Police Command has given the details of how men and officers worked on intelligent reports to arrest at least 197 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and others for various criminal offences in the state.
Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna who made this known today, May 15, said that the suspects were arrested within the period of March to date. Also read:
DSP Haruna gave the breakdown of the arrest, saying that 12 suspects were arrested for Armed Robbery, Five for Kidnapping, 10 Fraudsters and 115 Thugs. Others are seven Motor Vehicles/Tricycles Thieves and Four Drugs Dealers.
“Four Motor Vehicles, Two Tricycles, Seven Motorcycles and Two Bicycles were recovered from the seven thieves while the Four Drugs Dealers were arrested with One Hundred and Sixty Two (162) Parcels of Dried Leaves Suspected to be Indian Hemp valued Eight Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira (N810,00.00) and Eleven (11) Cartons of Codeine Expectorant valued Nine Hundred and Thirty-Five Thousand Naira (N935,000.00) were recovered.
“Other items recovered include Forty-Five (45) GSM Handsets, Six (6) Assorted Arms including; One (1) AK 47 Rifle with Thirty (30) Rounds of live Ammunitions, Two (2) Pump Action Guns with Three Hundred and Twenty One (321) Live Cartridges, One (1) Double Barrel Gun with Sixty Six (66) Pellets Live Ammunitions and Two (2) locally made Guns.
“Similarly, we recovered One Hundred and Thirty-Two (132) Knives, Twenty Seven (27) Machetes and Twenty Eight (28) Clubs (Gora) were recovered.
“As for the One Hundred and Fifteen (115) Thugs (‘Yan-Daba), they were arrested after intelligence-led raids were conducted within the State where a large number of weapons and illicit drugs were recovered. All suspects were charged to court for prosecution.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, remained grateful to the good people of Kano State for their cooperation in driving Community Policing further to the grass root, thereby making Kano peaceful and a shining example among others. He urged everyone to Stay Home and Stay Safe.”