Eid Celebrations: Police arrest 83 suspected criminals, recover drugs, weapons


The Kano State Police Command have arrested 83 suspected criminals for drug dealing, thuggery, theft and recovered dangerous weapons and rubbed robbed properties during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state.

Spokesman of the Command in Kano, SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, said the arrest is in line with the directives of the Inspector-General of Police of the Nigeria Police Force, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on the provision of adequate security during the concluded Eid-El-Fitr Sallah Festivities.

He said “83 suspected thugs (‘Yan Daba) were arrested between the 21st – 25th of April 2023 during the “Hawan Eid”, “Hawan Daushe”, “Hawan Nassarawa”, “Hawan Fanisau” and after the Sallah Celebrations in all the Five Emirate Councils of the State.

“Suspects were arrested with dangerous weapons, robbed properties, illicit drugs and stolen properties. The suspects are under investigation,” he said.

He added that the Command reiterates its commitment to ensuring the security and safety of the good people of the State, and strongly warned that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State. “They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely.”

He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, and the Nation, report incidents to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands.

He said the Command under the leadership of the Acting Commissioner of Police, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, DCP Mu’azu U. Mohammed, sister security agencies and the command’s community policing stakeholders succeeded in ensuring a very peaceful atmosphere that led to a serene Eid-El-Fitr Sallah Festivities conducted between 21st – 25th April 2023.


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