950 Political Thugs Arrested In Kano By Police
By Wisdom Peter,
Report reaching Brainnewsradio has it that, some political thugs who allegedly attacked innocent residents in Kano Metropolis one week and two days ago have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command.
The suspects numbering not less than 950 are said to have attacked residents with dangerous weapons and were later apprehended by the state’s police.
The report states also that, out of the number, 750 had been remanded in various prisons pending the completion of their trial at the courts, and most of those arrested were found either intoxicated, in possession of illicit drugs or with dangerous weapons.
The information, according to Nigerian Television Authority, was disclosed by The state police Commissioner, Mr Wakili Muhammad when members of Kano Election Peace Committee paid him a courtesy visit in Kano on Tuesday.
NTA quotes Mr Wakili as saying, “We are consistently raiding black spots and once you are arrested and confirmed to be ‘Dan daba’ nobody will bail you.”
He said the state command would not fold its arms and allow some disgruntled elements to continue to harrass and intimidate innocent citizens of the state.
“Police is not a political party and if it were a political party, then it is my political party.
“I agree with what you stand for that is peace. You have my total and unwaivering support because what you stand for is the bedrock of socio-economic development of any society.
“The issue of drugs need a serious approach. We will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the state is rid of criminals and any form of criminality.” he added.
The report also notes that, co-chairman of the committee, Rev. Namaza Niyiring, commended the new Police boss for his effort to check political thuggery in the state, and called on the commissioner to ensure that sponsors of the thugs were also arrested and prosecuted.