The Kano State Police Command says it has arrested at least 61 suspected political thugs in the State in a bid to rid the State of all forms of criminality during political campaigns.
The development was disclosed in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa.
According to the statement, the arrest was made on Wednesday hours after the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, held its mega presidential campaign rally in the State.
The PPRO said the arrest followed a directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Alkali-Baba, who earlier declared war on political thugs to ensure peaceful election process in the coming months.
“The suspects were arrested on Jan. 4, during political campaign clearance operations conducted during a political activity at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano,” he said
He said items recovered from the suspects include 33 knives, eight cutlasses, four scissors, a parcel and 117 wraps of suspected Indian hemp.
Other items include three bottles of Suck and Die, 500 Exol Tablets and bunch of charms.