The police command in Kaduna says it arrested 350 suspects for “urban gangsterism,” popularly known as ‘Sara-suka’ in the metropolis.
Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige disclosed this at a news briefing on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He said the command organised constant raids on the hideouts of the hoodlums to have a crime-free society where law-abiding citizens could 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,” the officer said.
According to him, some exhibits recovered from the suspects included Illicit drugs, 57 bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp weighing 1,710 kg, 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 dispossessing 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 are currently undergoing investigation,” Mr Jalige added.
The command’s spokesman explained that the police had sustained relentless efforts towards the manhunt for bandits and other criminals in line with the directives of the inspector general of police, Usman Baba.
“Following the public outcry 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,” the officer stated.