61 thugs arrested following Kano police crackdown

The Kano State Police Command says it has arrested 61 suspected political thugs. SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson said this on Thursday.

He said the arrests aimed at forestalling incidences of political violence during the electioneering.

“The suspects were arrested on January 4, during political campaign clearance operations conducted during a political activity at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano,” he said.

Items recovered from the suspects include 33 knives, eight machetes, four scissors, a parcel and 117 wraps of suspected Indian hemp.

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