Kano Police Command Arrest 45 Suspected Thugs

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Kano State Police Command has arrested 45 suspected thugs (‘Yan Daba) with dangerous weapons and a large quantity of illicit drugs.

According to the Command’s spokesman SP Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement signed on Monday, a copy made available to pressmen in Kano, the suspects confessed that, they were invited from different parts of Kano Metropolis to attend a wedding ceremony, and converged at “Filin Mahaha” smoking and taking different types of illicit drugs. The statements disclosed that on “the 26/06/2022 at about 1300hrs, reports were received through the command’s emergency numbers; 08032419754 and 08123821575, that groups of thugs (‘Yan Daba) in large number with dangerous weapons were sighted blocking Kofar Na’isa and Kwanar Disu, Gwale LGA Kano in an attempt to attack and rob members of the public especially passersby and road users.” SP Kiyawa however stated that on ‘receipt of the reports, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed teams of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Bashir Musa Gwadabe to proceed to the scene. According to him, the ‘area was immediately cordoned off and the thugs trapped at “Filin Mahaha”. His words, “45 suspected thugs (‘Yan Daba) were arrested with dangerous weapons and large quantity of illicit drugs.” Suspects confessed that, they were invited from different parts of Kano Metropolis in name of attending a wedding ceremony, and converged at “Filin Mahaha” smoking and taking different types of illicit drugs. He, therefore, stated that the Commissioner of Police directed for discreet investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution. The CP according to the statement commended the effort of Puff Adder Teams for Rapid Response to Distress Call that led to the arrest of the suspects. He further reiterates that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State. They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law. The CP then thanked the good people of Kano State for their prayers, encouragement, continuous support, and cooperation. He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, the Nation and report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands. The CP however added that rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder”. The Command said that in case of emergencies, the Command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271 or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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