Police Arrest 10 Suspected Political Thugs In Sokoto
At least ten suspected political thugs were reportedly arrested in Sokoto State following a directive by the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Gumel, to operatives to comb the state for criminal elements ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The arrest of the criminal suspects was confirmed to journalists in a statement issued on Tuesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, Naija News reports.
According to the police mouthpiece, deadly weapons, charms and drugs were recovered from the suspects who were nabbed at various locations.
Abubakar said CP Gumel had ordered operatives to embark on raids on areas prone to harbouring thugs, especially at campaign offices, party offices and residents of some politicians, in a bid to further ensure the safety of innocent citizens.
He explained that the police had collaborated with members of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.
The collaboration, according to him, escalated top crime prevention actions and led to the arrest of the syndicate of 10 political thugs with dangerous weapons, assorted charms and drugs at various locations in the state.
“As a result of the recent stop and search operations conducted by police immediately after the public announcement issued by the command, the first syndicate of the thugs was arrested at Kangiwa square while others were arrested at Hubbare Area. As at the time of filing this report, all the suspects have been arraigned in court and are committed to remand in a correctional facility in Sokoto,” Abubakar added in the statement.