Police arrest 93 suspects for alleged thuggery in Kano State

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The Kano Police Command says it has arrested 93 people for alleged thuggery during the state’s election campaign.

This was stated by the Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, in a statement released on Friday in Kano by the command’s spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa.

According to the statement, the Commissioner stated that the action was in accordance with the Inspector-General of Police’s (IGP) orders to ensure that the nation’s election processes are peaceful.

He claimed that on February 9 during a political event at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, command personnel arrested 53 suspects.

He claimed that during the operation, the command found two guns made in the area, 32 knives, one axe, two catapults, and a number of charms.

The Commissioner added that command also apprehended 40 suspects for alleged thuggery in the past one week across the state.

Dauda said: “Another clearance operation conducted by a team of Operation Restore Peace led by CSP Bashir Gwadabe, Officer in Charge of Anti-Daba Squad led to the arrest of the suspected thugs.

“The items recovered included 62 parcels of Cannabis, 60 bottles of Codiene syrup, 28 knives, four motorcycles and three sewing machines”.

He said the suspects would soon be charged to court.

The CP said that prior to the clearance operations, the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) met and appraised the level of preparedness ahead of the forthcoming general election.

He said that effective security machineries had been evolved to ensure free, fair, credible, transparent and successful general election in the state.

While commending security agencies, media and the people of the state for their supports, Dauda reitrated commitment of the command to protect lives and property. (NAN)

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