The Kano State Commissioner of Police (CP), Habu Sani, says the command arrested 117 suspected kidnappers, about 3,130 ‘thugs’ (miscreants) within the last one year.
He said the command in the year under review, arrested a total of 3, 806 suspects including the 117 kidnapping suspects, 215 armed robbery suspects, 86 fraudsters, 67 drug dealers, among others.
PlatinumPost reports that the CP was posted to Kano State on 21st November, 2019.
In a press briefing, as part of his one year anniversary ceremony, on Saturday, the Commissioner said the Command also empowered 802 people through various programmes in collaboration with some Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Some of the programmes, according to him, include empowerment for 350 less privileged, widows and 150 families of Police personnel, mostly of the Inspectors and Rank and File.
He added that within the year under review, the command, under his watch, organised skills acquisition and empowerment programmes for 100 repentant thugs in the state.
The command also offered free Health Care Support Scheme on Malaria and Typhoid for 583 less privileged and Police families within the year under review, among others.
Speaking further, the Commissioner said 21 cattle rustling suspects, 75 vehicles, 34 tricycles, 53 motorcycles and 8 bicycles thieves were also arrested.
Sani also stated that the command had rescued 28 abduction victims,10 kidnapped victims, 4 victims of solitary confinement and 25 trafficking victims.
His words: “We have recovered 77 different calibres of rifles, including 18 Ak-47 Rlrifles, 1,837 Different Categories of Live Ammunitions and Cartridges Including 700GPMG Chained Ammunitions.
” Others include 104 Motor Vehicles, 30 Tricycles, 74 Motorcycles and 6 Bicycles, over 548 cows and over 827 mobile handsets. 570 brand new stolen motor vehicles tyres valued at N15,000,00.00 and 44 brand new motor cycles tyres valued at N 264,000.00.
“69 Bags& 2,825 parcels of Indian Hemp eeighing 3260.4kg and valued N27,170,000.13 cartons and 141 bottles of Codiene Expectorant valued at N1,444,550.00 and tramadol valued at N2,400,000.00.”
CP Sani t attributed the success recorded to the maximum cooperation given to him by the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the general public.