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Police arrest 2,931 suspects on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping and manslaughter in Kano


The Kano State Police Command has announced the arrest of 2,931 suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping, manslaughter and other crimes across the state in 2023.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Gumel, disclosed the matter to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday, adding that all the suspects had been charged.

He said the crimes were committed in 44 local government areas of the state. He explained that the command's operatives arrested 337 suspected armed robbers, 55 suspected kidnappers, 65 suspected drug traffickers and 68 suspected car thieves. Other suspects were arrested on charges of tricycle theft and fraud, and a thug (Yan Daba) was also present, he said.

“We also received a total of 662 repentant thugs and rescued 25 kidnapping and 63 human trafficking victims during the year under review. 4 rifles, 1 Barretta pistol, 1 riot control gunner, 8 double pistols, 2 Makarov pistols, 5 British handguns, 53 domestic guns, 12 Dane guns, and 14 toy guns.

Other recoveries by police include 83 ammunition, 26 shell casings, 205 cars, 34 three-wheelers and 86 motorcycles, including 3,079 mobile phones and 990 cartons of counterfeit and expired drugs. was also included.

The command said it had dealt with phone snatchers who were terrorizing residents of the metropolis. He explained that area commanders and divisional police officers in the 44 local government areas have been directed to strengthen the security structure in their supervised areas to curb the activities of criminal elements.

He appealed for support and cooperation from the public to provide information that would help arrest the criminals in their midst.
The Police Commissioner asserted that he is ready to take on any person or group of criminals who undermine the peaceful nature of the state. He asked for the continued support and cooperation of the state's residents in ensuring a safer environment.

Source: guardian.ng

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