61 suspected political thugs have been arrested by the Kano state police command.
The command’ spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Mamman Dauda ordered the arrest of the suspect in a bid to rid the state of all forms of crimes and criminality, especially during political campaigns.
Kiyawa also said that the arrest was made in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba, to ensure a peaceful election process and tackle the menace of political thugs.
The statement read;
“The suspects were arrested on January 4, during political campaign clearance operations conducted during a political activity at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano.”
Items recovered from the suspects include 33 Knives, eight Cutlasses, four Scissors, a parcel and 117 wraps of suspected Indian hemp.