Kano state Police Command has said that it has arrested 124 suspected hoodlums before, during and after the independence day, in line with the Inspector-General of Police directives on operation puff adder and community policing.
Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Kano Friday, the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Iliyasu Ahmed, stated that the command’s tactical team of operation puff adder attached to anti- kidnapping squad were detailed for discreet investigation, which in the course of investigation suspects confessed to have conspired among themselves and abducted many children within Kano metropolis.
According to him, the investigation was further extended to Anambra state where between 13,09, 2019 to 17, 09,2019 resulting in the rescue of the victims that were kidnapped from Kano state and whisked away to Anambra state and eventually freed from the bondage of their buyers.
He said the operatives of the operation puff adder had successfully pounced on the traffickers of substance suspected to be Indian hemp leading to the recovery of five bags and three small bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp adding that when the driver of the car conveying the illicit substance was sighted by the patrol team, he abandoned the car with the content and took to his heels.
He, however, stated that the operatives attached to Special Anti-robbery squad(SARS) while on surveillance patrol along Laraba Abasawa Gezawa local government area arrested one Abubakar Musa aged, 30 and Junaidu Ali aged 27 of hotoro quarters in Kano metropolis in connection with a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and attempt to commit an offence.
“Operatives of the operation puff adder would be on a constant prowl in launching the man-hunt of those who had chosen to murder sleep. As far as we are concerned such irresponsible elements would also sleep no more. We have possessed the intelligence and the wherewithal to track them. Since they have chosen to remain criminally recalcitrant, we will never get tired of trailing them,” he said.