By Nkasi Kolie
The Kano State Police Command has arrested a total of 154 suspects for armed robbery and other criminal activities in the last three months.
Spokesperson for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kano.
He disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different times and locations in various raids conducted under Operation Puff Adder adding that those arrested included 14 robbery, 143 thugs, kidnappers, fraudsters, car thieves, bandits’ supplier,s and a cattle rustler.
The spokesperson said that the command recovered five rifles, 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.
Similarly, on March 20 police 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, Haruna said, shot the victim on the shoulder, robbed him of his car and other items.