We’ve no safe haven for hoodlums – Police boss

By Bashir Mohammed

Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba, has said that his command had no safe haven for hoodlums and other undesirable elements, and re-affirmed the commitment of officers and men under his command to clamp on black spots on a daily routine.
Speaking on the arrest of two armed robbers, Shinaba said based on a tip-off, a team of surveillance at Rijiyar Lemo Quarters in Kano had arrested one Surajo Usman and Mustafa Hamisu in connection with armed robbery.

He said during the interrogation, they all confessed to have carried out series of armed robbery operations within Kano metropolis which led detectives to discover unregistered vehicles and a tricycle, adding that the suspects were undergoing discreet investigation with a view to arresting their fleeing gang members and the recovery of their operational arms and stolen property.
On the alleged vandalisation of MTN facilities at Rantan village in Bebeji local government area by some suspected hoodlums, he said the police received a call from MTN watch night that hoodlums were vandalising MTN mast and that on sighting the police they fled and 39 batteries, a J5 Bus and breaking tools were recovered.

On the recovery of improvised explosives devices, the Commis-sioner further revealed that the police detectives and explosives ordinance department operatives were deployed to the scene which made the hoodlums to flee and could not be arrested, assuring that the house was thoroughly searched and improvised explosives devices were recovered.
On the bomb blast that rocked luxurious Motor Park in Kano, Shinaba said some suspects were in custody of the police and some exhibits had been recovered, saying that “investigation is in top gear to get into the root of the matter.”
He said: “Incidents of armed robbery have tremendously gone down and we are taking proactive steps to make the lives of the people bearable, it is not every strategy  we made is made open  to the general public, because the criminals would use the opportunity to  wreak havoc.”