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Fight against thuggery in Kano : Police arrest 149 suspects in 10 days

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By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh /Kano
106 suspected thugs and 43 others were  paraded at the Bompai police headquarters, Kano,  on Thursday.
They were said to have been arrested at various criminal hideouts across the state, during a special raid led by the new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Salman Dogo Garba within 10 days of assuming duty.
Others suspects that made up the 43 number were 25 suspected armed robbers, two suspected kidnappers, three suspected drug dealers, three suspected motor vehicle  thieves, two suspected motorcycle thieves and eight suspected thieves.
Items recovered during the Special ill Raid included: One Pump-Action Riffle, two motor vehicles, cutlasses, and pointed-rods,  eight tricycles, 12 motorcycles, 58 knives, three bows and arrows, 87 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, 104 packets of 944 pieces of red rubber  solutions.
Others were 30 pieces of Diazepam injection and 26 sachets of Diazepam tablets, 1800 pieces of Extol tablets, 105 pieces of Fortune Injection, 23 Mobile Phones, 13 cartons of Indomie Noodles, 12 Solar batteries, two Gas Cylinders and 67 Silver rings.
CP Dogo Garba, who spoke through the Command’s image-maker, Superintendent of Police, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, during a press conference at the Bompai police headquarters on Thursday expressed optimism that intensifying patrols in the affected areas and increased collaborations with relevant stakeholders will surely lead to the top eradication of thuggery activities and other crimes in the state.
“Let me emphasize on the zero-tolerance stance of the Police Command towards criminal activities, particularly, thuggery (Daba) which have not only posed a threat to the security and safety of the affected communities where lives and properties were lost and caused injuries to innocent citizens, but also acffecting the overall development  of the state.
“The Command will continue to conduct public awareness campaigns and sensitization through its public relations unit to educate people about the dangers of crimes as well as the importance of reporting any suspicious or criminal activities promptly to the nearest authority.”
CP Dogo Garba urged members of the public to remain vigilant and  also encouraged community involvement, “in our collective efforts to combat any emerging security threat and create a safe and more secure environment for all.
” The Kano Police Command remains resolute in its commitment to combating thuggery (Daba) and other criminal activities and will spare no effort in ensuring the safety and security of all Kano residents.
“We must appreciate the law-abiding people of the state for their continuous support, prayers, understanding, and cooperation.
“In a case of emergency, Kano State Police  Command can be contacted through the following emergency numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or log in to the NPF Rescue Me Application available in the Play Store.”
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