The Kano State Police have announced the arrest of 128 ‘Yan Daba’ thugs that have been a thorn in the flesh of residents of all the Five Emirates Councils of the State.
This was revealed in a statement by SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Kano state police public relations officer.
In the statement, Kiyawa, on behalf of the Kano state commissioner for police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, thanked and appreciated the Kano State Government, Sister Security Agencies, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, the good people of Kano State, members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Civil Liberty Organizations (CLOs) for their help throughout the duration of the operation which took place between the 2nd day of May to the 6th of May, 2022.
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He also thanked members of Vigilante Groups, members of Special Constabulary, and the Command’s Community Policing Stakeholders for their prayers, encouragement, support and cooperation that led to the arrest of the suspected Yan Daba thugs.
According to him, between the 2nd and 6th of May 2022, a total of 128 alleged ‘Yan Daba’ thugs were arrested in all of the State’s Five Emirates Councils during the just concluded “Hawan Eid,” “Hawan Daushe,” “Hawan Nassarawa,” and “Hawan Fanisau” celebrations.
The Suspects, according to him, were arrested with dangerous weapons, intoxicating drugs, and stolen properties.
He noted that they will face charges in court once the investigation is completed.
He also revealed in the statement that the Commissioner of Police reaffirms the command’s commitment to maintaining the security and safety of Kano state citizens.
Adding that the CP is adamant that criminals will have nowhere to hide in Kano State.
He however advised residents to continue to pray for the state and the country, and to report crimes to the nearest police station rather than enforcing laws themselves.
He concluded that the leadership will maintain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder,” which is yielding favorable results, by maintaining strict patrol, raids on criminal hideouts, and black spots around the state.
Read original statement here: Kano Police Activities.