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Kano police arrest 2,931 suspects for various crimes


The Kano State Police Command announced that it arrested a total of 2,931 suspects for alleged armed robbery, kidnapping, culpable homicide, and other crimes throughout the state in 2023.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hussaini Gumel, provided this information to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Saturday, emphasizing that all the suspects faced prosecution.

The crimes were reported across 44 local government areas of the state, leading to a substantial number of arrests.

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According to Gumel, the police arrested 337 suspected armed robbers, 55 suspected kidnappers, 65 suspected drug dealers, and 68 suspected motor thieves.

Additionally, individuals involved in theft, fraud, and thuggery were among those apprehended.

“We have also received a total of 662 repentant thugs and rescued 25 kidnapping and 63 trafficking victims within the year under review,” added the Commissioner.

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The police seized various weapons and items during their operations, including firearms such as AK rifles, Barretta pistols, Makarov pistols, double-barreled guns, and locally made guns.

They also recovered a significant number of ammunition rounds, vehicles, tricycles, motorcycles, mobile phones, and cartons of fake and expired drugs.

Gumel highlighted the command’s efforts in addressing specific issues, stating, “The command dealt with phone snatchers that had been terrorizing residents in the metropolis.”

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He urged the public to support law enforcement by providing information that could aid in apprehending criminals and maintaining a secure environment.

The police commissioner assured residents that the force was prepared to confront any individuals or groups undermining the peaceful nature of the state.

He called for continued support and cooperation from the public to ensure a safer community.