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May 29 transition: Kano Police beefs up security, nabs 96 suspected criminals

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The Kano State Police Command has announced the apprehension of 96 suspected criminals in their various hideouts in the state.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Usaini-Gumel, made the disclosure while feeding questions from reporters on Wednesday, 24th of May, 2023 in Kano.

Usaini-Gumel further added that the raid operation was carried out in order to ensure a peaceful inauguration ceremony in the state on May 29.

The Kano Police boss noted that some of the suspected criminal apprehended were 52 phone robbery suspect, six illicit drug users and dealers as well as 38 others for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, thugery (Yan Daba) and theft.

He furthered revealed that 71 mobile phones, 150 weapons such as 3 Locally Made Guns, some deadly fabricated weapons among others were parts of the exhibits recovered from the suspects.

The commissioner maintained that 20 cartons of Codeine Syrup, 45 parcels, 303 wraps of dried Leaves suspected to be cannabis were also found in possession of the suspects.

“We also recovered 30 Pieces of Diazepam and 30 pieces of Suck and Die, four Motor Vehicles, two tricycles, six motorcycles and 28 peg-irons symbol in cemetery for grave identification among others from the suspects, ” he said.

He said that the command had to come up with water-security system, to ensure the arrest and prosecution of any individual or criminal group intent on causing security breach in the state.

“We have intensified our drive for policing and other relevant engagements with concerted intelligence-led operations, round-the-clock visibility patrols, synergising with the military and other sister security agencies,” he also said.

He, thereby praised the people of the state for their continued prayers, support, and encouragement, and also charged them to be security conscious at all times and respect the least of the state.

“Our Emergency contact numbers remain 08032419754, 08123821575, and 09029292926″ Usaini-Gumel,” said. (NAN)

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