42 deadly robbers, 156 others busted in Kano

Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko

Kano CP, Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko

By Zubairu Idris

The Police Command in Kano State on Thursday said it has arrested 198 suspected criminals in the state between June 27 and July 20.

The command said that 42 of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery, nine for kidnapping, 16 fraudsters and 27 for cars and tricycles theft.

Other suspects included 12 for drug dealing, and 92 thugs popularly called “Yan daba”.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Samaila Dikko, made the disclosure at a press conference on the Command’s achievements, on Thursday in Kano.

Dikko revealed that the suspects were arrested from various parts of the state during joint operations with other security agencies, community policing initiative and routine raids of criminal hideouts.

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Dikko added that some of the suspects had been charged to court.

“Intelligence – led and visibility policing, as well as, rapid response to distress calls also contributed immensely in recording the successes,” he said.

According to him, five victims of human trafficking were rescued by the police during the period under review.

He said that items recovered from the suspects included 25 rifles including three AK-47, 12 cars, seven tricycles, three motorcycles and 122 knives.

Others items include 269 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa, 134 mobile phones, four laptops, 16 Plasma TV and psychotropic substances, among others.

The commissioner lauded other security agencies, the media, Civil Society Organisations, community policing stakeholders for their support and cooperation with the police

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