Newly sworn in Kano Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf says government is aware of security challenges in the state and will deal with them soon, including putting an end to robbery.
He gave the assurance during his swearing in speech on Monday.
"Beginning with security, we are aware of the persistent cases of armed robbery (especially phone snatching), kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent crimes being perpetrated on the streets of our towns and cities.
"This menace will be confronted and brought to a permanent end throughout our State," he assured.
Engineer Yusuf who condoled the families of victims of the crimes added that they have since understood some of it's (crimes) driving factors.
"We are aware that one of the major factors
that fuels these criminal activities is the consumption of illicit drugs.
"I am, today, announcing the formation of a Special Joint Taskforce to Prevent Phone Snatching and other Street Crimes comprising of teams of law enforcement agencies and mobile courts that would work together to clear our streets of these criminals and bring all of them to justice swiftly.
"The Kano State Reformatory Institute, Kiru will be reopened soonest for the purposes of rehabilitating drug addicts," he added.
On deaths of some NNPP youths during the Presidential election in Tudun Wada, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf said, "We shall investigate all cases of political violence that led to loss of lives and properties across the State in the last eight years.
"The infamous case of Alasan Ado Doguwa, who allegedly sponsored the maiming and murder of over 15 innocent souls in Tudun Wada Local Government will be pursued to its logical conclusion.
"The numerous victims of the Ganduje campaign of violence, using thugs that were being intoxicated with drugs will not be left unchecked.
"In order to prevent future occurrence, a judicial Commission of Inquiry will be put in place to ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice and the families of the victims of political thuggery are also entitle to justice.
"We cannot forget the case of one of our respected member and supporter, Hon. Dadiyata, who was bundled in broad day light by unknown assailant and whisked away.
"For five years nothing is heard of him. Kano State Government will take up the case of Dadiyata with all relevant security agencies in the country so as to rescue him and bring his assailants to justice."
The Governor promised that his administration would right the wrongs of his predecessor.
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