Photos: Police arrest 50 political thugs over attack on innocent passersby during PDP Presidential Campaign in Kano; seize haul of dangerous weapons


The Kano State Police have confirmed the arrest of 50 suspected political thugs in connection with attack on innocent passersby during PDP Presidential Campaign in the state.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the newly posted Police Commissioner, Wakili Mohammed, warned pooliticians to stop using thugs, weapons and intoxicants during rallies and other activities.

“The Kano Police Command is pleased to intimate and update the general public on the rampage behavior of some thugs during the 10th February 2019 PDP Presidential Campaign held at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano. Some thugs armed with various forms of weapons went berserk and started attacking innocent passersby and dispossessing them of their belongings including GSM phones, money and other valuables,” Mohammed said.

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“50 suspects were so far arrested while exhibits of weapons including knives, cutlasses, cudgels, sticks, swords, suck and die, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and other intoxicant substances, and GSM phones were recovered from them. Investigation into the incident is in progress while suspects arrested will all be charged to court for prosecution thereafter.
Members of the General public especially Politicians are sternly warned to stop using thugs, weapons and intoxicants during rallies and other activities or face the full wrath of the law, please.” He added.

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