Spike in Thuggery Activities in Kano State Prompts Police Crackdown

Between June 15th and 20th, 2024, Kano State witnessed a surge in thuggery activities, particularly in the Sharada-Ja’in and Dala areas. In response, the Kano State Police Command intensified its anti-crime efforts, utilizing intelligence-led and community-based policing to address the escalating violence.

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Spike in Thuggery Activities in Kano State Prompts Police Crackdown

In Sharada-Ja’in, a vigilante commander, Muktar Garba, was killed and two others injured in an attack by suspected thugs. The police quickly identified and apprehended two key suspects, Umar Shu’aibu and Umar Kabiru, believed to be heavily involved in the local thuggery, leading to Garba’s death and widespread unrest.

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Similarly, Dala Quarters saw a violent clash resulting in the death of Bukari Tijjani. The police arrested three individuals—Adamu Ado, Ibrahim Ahmad, and Abubakar Abdullahi—in connection with the incident. A dangerous weapon was also recovered during the arrests.

The crackdown did not stop there. During a series of clearance operations between June 15th and 20th, police apprehended an additional eleven suspects linked to various thuggery-related gangs. The arrests led to the confiscation of several dangerous weapons and quantities of illicit drugs.

Efforts to identify and prosecute the leaders and sponsors of these thuggery activities are ongoing. The police have assured the public that all suspects will face charges and be prosecuted once investigations are complete. This decisive action underscores the commitment of the Kano State Police Command to restore peace and order in the affected areas.

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