Kano State Police Command has carried out massive arrests of some people who were allegedly in possession of dangerous weapons.
According to Emergency Digest, the Police said on Thursday it had arrested about 500 suspected miscreants otherwise known as “Yan’daba”, in continuation of its security strategy aimed at ensuring hitch-free 2019 general elections.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made this known while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Kano. He noted that the suspects were arrested in hideouts and black spots, saying the suspects were members of ‘Yan’daba, political thugs, drug dealers and addicts.
Haruna explained that those arrested were in possession of dangerous weapons such as sticks, sword and charms, adding that hard drugs like Diazapam, valium 5, Indian hemp, solution, suck and die were also recovered from them. The PPRO said that the suspects would be arraigned on Thursday.
It is believed that the police will work harder to ensure that there is secirity as the elections begin in the country.
Recall that Operatives of the Nigerian Army have rescued two lawyers; Loveth Ofoegbu and Kaodi Onuoha, who were kidnapped at Owerrinta in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State. The soldiers were said to have begun a stop-and-search operation on the road when they heard about the kidnapping and moved to the place. On sensing danger, the kidnappers were said to have left their victims and run into the bush.
A military source disclosed to Southern City News that troops of Sector 2, Sub Sector Alfa, raided a hideout of suspected armed robbers in Ahaba Imenyi community in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that an armed robbery suspect identified as Chidiebere Orji was arrested during the operation.
Findings indicated that the gang was behind the robbery of Mr and Mrs Kelechi Orji at their residence in Ahaba Imenyi community, where they stole N4m. Items reportedly recovered from the suspects included one locally made pistol, two unexploded cartridges and two handsets. The source said the suspect and the items would be handed over to the Abia State Police Command for possible prosecution.
Meanwhile, a communal conflict between Azoruike and Amanator autonomous communities of Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia was averted by troops of Sector 2, Sub-sector Alfa in 14 Brigade in conjunction with Abia State Police Command. The incident, it was learnt, happened on January 27, 2019, and has led to the destruction of few houses, cars and motorcycles.
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