By Famuyiwa Damilare
Kano, (An24) – During a special raid on criminal hideouts in Kano State, the Police authorities have arrested 840 suspected miscreants.
The special raid was carried out by a Joint Task Force that comprised officials of police, civil defense corps, Hisbah, KAROTA and Vigilantee group.
Parading the suspects before the newsmen, the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said 111 suspects were foreigners that comprised 101 Nigeriens and one Ghanaian, one Gambian and a Sierra Leonean national.
Majia said also among the suspects, 67 were underage, 112 women and 544 males, saying 90 percent of the women were confirmed to be sex workers.
He added that 53 of the arrested adults were from the northeast region and are currently undergoing thorough interrogation.
DSP Majia said: “Police launched the special operation following a security report that some insurgents from the northeast are planning to launch attack on Kano and we have succeeded in arresting 53 persons who came from the region.
Whoever among them was found to be terrorist, would face the wrath of the law.”