The Kano State Police Command has arrested 950 suspected political thugs in the space of nine days.
The Kano State Commissioner of Police, Wakili Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when was visited by the Kano Election Peace Committee.
The political thugs, who are known locally as ‘Yan Data’ were arrested for unleashing violence on innocent residents of Kano in the last nine days.
Amongst the 950 arrested suspects, 750 are in prison, while they await the completion of their trial by the courts.
“We are consistently raiding black spots and once you are arrested and confirmed to be a ‘Dan Daba’, nobody will bail you,” Mohammed said.
The CP revealed that the majority of those arrested were under the influence substances suspected to be hard drugs, in possession of illicit drugs, or with dangerous weapons.
He also assured the people of Kano that there would be neutrality on Saturday’s polls.
He said: “The Police Force is not a political party, and if it were a political party, then it is my political party. I agree with what you stand for; that is peace. You have my total and unwavering support, because what you stand for is the bedrock of socio-economic development of any society.
“The issue of drugs needs a serious approach. We will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the state is rid of criminals and any form of criminality.”