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  • Updated: June 27, 2022

Police Arrest 45 Thugs In Kano

Kano State Police Command says it arrested 45 suspected thugs (Yan Daba) with dangerous weapons and large quantities of illicit drugs.

The Command's spokesman, SP Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement issued on Monday, said the suspects confessed that they were invited from different parts of Kano Metropolis to attend a wedding ceremony, and converged at Filin Mahaha to smoke.

"The 26/06/2022 at about 1300hrs, reports were received through the command's emergency numbers; 08032419754 and 08123821575, that groups of thugs ('Yan Daba') in large numbers with dangerous weapons were sighted blocking Kofar Na'isa and Kwanar Disu, Gwale LGA Kano in an attempt to attack and rob members of the public especially passersby and road users." 

Kiyawa said "on receipt of the reports, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, raised and instructed teams of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Bashir Musa Gwadabe to proceed to the scene. "

According to him, "the area was immediately cordoned off and the thugs trapped at Filin Mahaha, where forty-five were arrested.

He stated that the Commissioner of Police directed for discreet investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.



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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

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