The police command in Kano State has arrested 154 suspects over armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kano.
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Haruna said the suspects were arrested at different times and locations in various raids conducted under the Operation Puff Adder.
He said those arrested included 14 armed robbery suspects, 143 thugs, kidnappers, fraudsters, car thieves, bandits’ supplier, and a cattle rustler.
The spokesperson said that the command recovered five riffles including one AK-49, two AK-47, two pistols and other dangerous weapons as well as nine cars, two tricycles, illicit drugs, 99 pieces of 100 fake dollar notes and GSM phones.
Haruna said that the police on March 20, arrested one Musa Abubakar, 23, who conspired with others at large to attack one Hassan Shariff at Gunduwawa village on Kano-Hadejia Road.
The suspects, he said, shot the victim on the shoulder, robbed him of his car and other items.
“On Jan. 13, suspected armed robbers attacked personnel of Wanxiang Mosquito Company located at Zenawa village in Gezawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
“The suspects carted away with N13.5 million, four smart phones valued at 600 dollars, a laptop computer and other items.
“The following suspects -Musa Ibrahim Ringim, 48, Abdulwahab Ubale, 20, and Sama’ila Bello were arrested in connection with the crime.
“Following the arrest of one Abubakar Musa, 27, along Birnin Gwari and Falgore Forest axis , another notorious kidnapper/armed robber was also arrested in possession of an AK-49 rifle with 59 live ammunition.
“Musa was arrested while trying to establish a kidnapping base in Falgore Forest,” he said. (NAN)