Kano state Police Command have arrested 44 suspected armed robbers, drugs dealers and thugs within the last 10 days of Ramadan during a patrol across the state metropolis.
Spokesman of the Police Command in Kano, SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Thursday.
He said they were arrested by the team of Operation Restore Peace and the Command’s efforts to rid Kano State of all forms of crimes and criminality, especially the menace of thuggery, Drug Abuse and other social vices.
“Clearance operations carried out by a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Bashir Musa Gwadabe, Officer in Charge of Anti-Daba Squad of the command during this last ten days of the month of Ramadan, led to the arrest of Forty-Four (44) suspected thugs (‘Yan Daba) and drug dealers.
“All the suspects from various addresses within Kano Metropolitan were arrested with dangerous weapons, illicit drugs, robbed and stolen properties. The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of an investigation,” Kiyawa said.
He added that ahead of the preparation for the coming 2023 Eid El Fitr Sallah Celebrations, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mamman Dauda, warns that anyone found in possession of any weapon during the festive periods will be arrested.
“He further called on all criminals to repent or leave the State completely. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law. He thanked the good people of Kano State for their continuous support, understanding, encouragement, and cooperation.
“He urged residents to pray for the State, the Nation and report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands. Rigorous Patrol and Raids of criminals’ hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring the safety of lives and properties.”