Comfort Yakubu, Kano
Police in Kano have threatened to declare 16 thugs wanted if they fail to report themselves to the Command.
Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, said they are inviting them for their own interest, and failure to turn themselves in for proper dialogue will force the police to declare them wanted and go after them to fish them out from their hideouts.
CP Gumel stated this on Thursday while parading 108 suspected criminals arrested within the state in the last three weeks.
According to him, “Our eyes are now focusing on the emerging thuggery (Daba) activities, especially within Kano Metropolis. Going forward on this we have set out operational strategies with robust intelligence gathering on the early warning signs and our assets are already in place towards surmounting all forms of the underlying crimes and criminality around the state.
“Already, the following identified suspected thugs (‘Yan Daba) Kingpins are by this Press Conference invited to report at the nearest Police Station or else will be declared wanted, and get them arrested at all costs and get them prepared for the full wrath of the law”.
He gave their names as; Burakita of Dorayi Karama quarters, Messi of Kan Tudun Dala, Dan Boss of Dala Makabarta, Ado Runtu of Tudun Fulani, Bachirawa quarters, Baffa killer of Mazaunnar Tanko Quarters, Kamilu Duna of Afakawa qtrs., Chile Mai Doki of Tudun Fulani, Bachirawa Qtrs., Uzaifa of Unguwar Yola qtrs., and Bahago of Makabarta Kuka Bulukiya qtrs.
Others include Nazifi Nanaso of Zango qtrs., Sharu Gambo of Sharifai qtrs., Sharu Ali of Sharifai qtrs., Ma’aruf Goma of Hanga qtrs, Hantar Daba of Kwanar Disu qtrs, Nasiru Naso of Kofar Wambai Qtrs. and Zubairu Mai Dala of Yalwa qtrs Dala.
The CP also explained that they are aware that some of the thugs are tired of their act and want to repent, hence he is calling on them to use this opportunity to come and register themselves for an opportunity to be reformed as they are open to facilitate the process.
The menace of thuggery and gang violence is becoming worrisome in Kano state as many youths under the guise of Yan daba gang up to terrorize some communities which is threatening the existing peace in the state.
Recently the Kano State House of Assembly adopted a motion to end gang violence, thuggery, and criminal activities before it would escalate calling on the attention of the Police and the governor to take urgent steps to arrest the situation.
While thanking members of the public for their usual support and cooperation with the Police, Gumel also solicited the cooperation of ward heads where the suspects are located to help in identifying the thugs.