Police arrest 6 suspected kidnappers, 4 armed robbers in Kano

THE Kano State police command says it has arrested six suspected kidnappers and four armed robbers in addition to rescuing one abducted victim within the last one week.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Sani, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Kano on Wednesday.

Sani said: “With renewed vigour and determination, Sustained Puff-Adder Operations, Community Policing Engagements, the launch of Police Campaign Against Daba and Other Vices (POCADOV) and Technical Support Operations, tremendous successes were achieved in the last one week.”

The police boss said the command also apprehended two suspected tricycle snatchers after they were trailed to Gusau, Zamfara State, pointing out that one snatched tricycle was recovered from the suspects.

He added that four suspected motorcycle snatchers were arrested and two motorcycles recovered from the suspects within the period under review.

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Similarly, the police commissioner said 79 miscreants, popularly known as ‘Yan Daba,’ were arrested with assorted weapons such as machetes, knives, clubs, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

Others are 60 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and other large quantities of illicit drugs were also recovered from them.

He added that two suspects were arrested in possession of Tramadol tablets valued at N2.4 million, while two other suspects were nabbed in possession of 48 cartons of Astinum Tabs and Cold Tabs suspected to be fake.

“Two suspects were arrested at various locations within the state and seven vehicles were recovered. Suspects are giving useful information for more recoveries and arrest,” the commissioner said.

He said items recovered from the suspects include one locally-made gun, two empty shells of cartridges, knives and horns, three tricycles, six motorcycles and one Samsung Galaxy handset valued at N240,000.

“A tricycle was also intercepted loaded with 34 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,” he added.
The commissioner said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspects would be charged to court.

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