Police arrest 350 suspects for gangsterism in Kaduna

By Mohammed Tijjani
The Kaduna State  Police Command  says it has arrested 350 suspects for   urban  gangsterism popularly known as ‘Sara-Suka’ in the Metropolis.
The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Muhammad Jalige, made the disclosure at a news briefing on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Jalige said the command had recorded
 successes  in its  continuous fight against all forms of criminality in the state.
He explained that the Police had sustained  relentless efforts towards the manhunt on bandits and other perpetrators of crimes  in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Baba.
He added  that  the  command recently launched a serious manhunt across suspected  criminals hideouts  in some identified black spots within Kaduna Metropolis and its environs.
” Following the public out-cry on the nefarious activities of these criminal elements otherwise known as “Sara Suka”, operating within the city centre, we have mounted surveillance and regular patrol to fish out those criminals. “
He said the command organized constant raids on the hideouts of the hoodlums with a view to having a crime-free society, where law abiding citizens would be allowed to go about their lawful businesses without fear of being molested or intimidated.
“The gallant determination of our personnel has yielded positive results with the arrest of 350 suspects and they would soon be prosecuted,” he said.
According to him, some of  the exhibits recoverd from the suspects included Illicit drugs, 57 Bags of dried Leaves suspected to be Indian hemp weighing   1,710 kg, GSM Phones, sharp Knives, scissors, cudgels, master Keys, vehicles and
motorcycles of different brands.
“It is worthy noting that some  miscreants who  adopted a new method of  disposessing citizens of their valuables by spraying substance suspected to be acid on their victims, especially in Malali and Badarawa areas, have equally been arrested and currently undergoing investigation,” he said.
“The Command reiterates its commitment towards ensuring the security and safety of the people of the state.
 He warned that criminals would have no hiding place in the state.
He appreciated residents of the state for their untiring support, without which the success and achievements wouldn’t have been recorded, urging them not relent as security was everybody’s business.
“All incidences must be reported to the nearest police station, and avoid taking the  law into your hands,” he advised citizens of the state. (NAN)