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Police arrest 149 suspects for alleged robbery, thuggery in Kano



The Police Command in Kano State said it had arrested 149 suspects for alleged armed robbery, thuggery, kidnapping and other related crimes in the past 10 days in the state.

The command Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest command on Thursday in Kano.

He said 106 suspected thugs, 25 armed robbery suspects; two suspected kidnappers, three motor vehicle thieves and three drug dealers were arrested in different parts of the state.

“We have also recovered one pump action rifle, two vehicles,8 motorcycles,58 knives, 87 parcel dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

Others are 23 cell phones, 13 cartons of indomie noodles and 67 silver rings.

He said that the arrest followed robust crime prevention patrols embarked upon by the command.

“All the suspects confessed to belonging to a syndicate engaged in the crimes committee.

He said that the suspects currently undergoing detailed investigation at the Criminal Investigation Department of the command, would be charged to court thereafter.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Salma Dogo, said the command would continue to work tirelessly for the lives, and property of all Kano residents.

He solicited the support of the resident to come up with reliable and credible information that could aid in apprehending bad characters in the state.

Aminu Garko

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