The Kano State Police command has said that 222 violent criminals have repented and surrendered their weapons, while 98 suspects of major offenses have been arrested within the month of September.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this on Friday, said the command employed both the carrot and stick approaches in addressing crimes in the state.
Kiyawa added that while some of the unrepentant ones were arrested for various crimes, others are relocating out of the state as the repentant ones are working with the police for the promotion of sustainable peace, economic growth and development of the state.
He said among those arrested, 28 are armed robbery suspects, eight suspected kidnappers, five suspected drug dealers, 16 suspected thieves, 10 motor vehicle thieves, three tricycle thieves, eight motorcycle thieves, 17 suspected thugs and three suspected fraudsters.
The commissioner of police, Kano State, commended the efforts and professionalism of the police officers of the command, and appreciated the people of the state for their continued prayers, support and understanding.