At least seven suspects have been arrested by the Jigawa Police Command during raids on black spots and criminal hideouts in Birninkudu and Gwaram local government areas of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrests to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Tuesday.
Shiisu said three of the suspects, aged between 20 and 28, were arrested in Babaldu village, Birninkudu LGA.
He explained that 85 wraps of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, 136 assorted tablets of illicit drugs, 24 pieces of rubber solution, popularly known as Sholisho, and one knife were recovered during the raids.
The PPRO added that one of the suspects was found to be connected with a case of homicide that occurred in August 2021.
Shiisu recalled that on August 6, around 7.50am, a mob chased, caught and lynched a suspected motorcycle thief in Babaldu village.
According to him, the other four suspects were arrested in Sabuwar Gwaraw town, Gwaram LGA, when the police raided a suspected black spot in the area.
The PPRO added that the investigation was ongoing after which the suspects would be charged to court.