Po­lice ar­rest 40 thugs in Sokoto

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoto

The Sokoto State po­lice anti-thug­gery squad has ar­rested 40 sus­pected thugs in the state since its in­au­gu­ra­tion.

The squad tagged “Quick Re­sponse Squad” was in­au­gu­rated by the state

com­mis­sioner of po­lice, Al­haji Shu’aibu Gambo, on March 21, to tackle thug­gery in the state.

Spokesman of the state po­lice com­mand, DSP Al­mustapha Sani, who said that Sokoto is no longer a safe haven for po­lit­i­cal thugs, added: “We have ar­rested sev­eral of them and we are on the trail of those on the run through in­for­ma­tion we are ex­tract­ing from their de­tained friends”.

Sani said 23 of the sus­pects have been pros­e­cuted while the re­main­ing 17 are aiding po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion with use­ful in­for­ma­tion.

“We are not against any po­lit­i­cal party, but we are do­ing this to pro­tect the lives and property of mem­bers of the pub­lic. Let me as­sure you that in this fight, we will not re­lent. We will chase them un­til the state is rid of thugs,” he said.

He com­mended the state in­terim lead­er­ship of All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) for con­duct­ing a peace­ful congress, say­ing the po­lice have not re­ceived any com­plaint of break­down of law and or­der in any of the congress venues.

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