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  • Updated: April 29, 2023

Kaduna Police Updates El-Rufai On Activities Of Hoodlums

The Kaduna State Police Command has updated Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on the activities of hoodlums in the state's metropolis.

The police report disclosed that 98 'Sara-Suka' hoodlums were arrested between the 26th and 28th of April 2023. 

The criminals had been attacking citizens and snatching their mobile phones and other belongings, which resulted in several deaths and injuries.

Out of the 98 suspects arrested, 19 have been charged to court, while 61 are still being investigated at various divisions within the Kaduna metropolis. 

This was contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, on Saturday.

Aruwan stated that according to the report, eighteen others have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation ahead of prosecution. 

Various exhibits, including snatched mobile phones, sharp knives, and assorted hard drugs were also recovered from the suspects. 

Governor El-Rufai directed the police to ensure that due diligence is taken in the prosecution of the arrested suspects. 

He also consoled the families of the victims and called on members of affected communities to provide the names of suspected gang members in their areas for follow-up action by security agencies. 

"Relevant information may be forwarded to the Security Operations Room on the phone lines 09034000060 and 08170189999," Aruwan added. 

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