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EndSARS: Police In Kano Recover Looted Items, Arrest 59 Suspects

The police in Kano State have recovered some looted items and arrested 31 suspects over the violent demonstrations in Kano metropolis on October 19 and October 20, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Sani, said.

During the demonstrations under the guise of the¬† “EndSARS Protest”, hoodlums processed in the Sabon Gari area of Kano from Sarkin Yaki Road to France Road up to Kwakwaci and Airport roads.

The hoodlums attacked a political party office and invaded private and public properties where they caused incalculable damage.

Sani said the operation Puff Adder team of the Police Command, led by DCP Sule Balarabe, recovered some looted items and arrested some suspects over looting, vandalism and malicious damages of public and private properties.

He said the team also arrested 28 other suspects for alleged involvement in other crimes in the guise of #EndSARS protest..

The commissioner said the vandals destroyed eight vehicles, one tricycle and burnt two motorcycles, looted or vandalised 38 shops, including Galaxy Mall and Chicken Republic, an eatery.

He said the police team recovered 25 gas cylinders and two fire extinguishers, four washing machines, 11 refrigerators, 

six generators, two grinding machines and five motorcycles, including one burnt motorcycle.

Sani said the team also recovered six plastic drums, five television sets, two luminous, 220 inverter batteries, one sack containing drugs and injections and nine new wrappers.

Also recovered were 44 new motorcycle tyres, one sack containing motorcycle tubes, one cushion chair, 10 ceiling and standing fans, four air conditioners, 12 mattresses, 19 empty plastic crates, nine pots of different sizes, three alternators and one electric Kettle,

The commissioner listed other recoveries as two wash hand sinks, two big gas cookers, one bag containing old clothes, one counting machine, eight stabilisers, four 25-litre  jerry-cans containing palm oil an six sewing machines.

Others are one frying machine, seven eating tables two, big coolers, three dustbins of different sizes, large number of broken burglaries and two iron shelves as well as toilet rolls, one sack containing nylon sacks, 15 chairs, one large iron cage, two blenders, two DVD players and one glass stool.

Sani commended the Kano State Government and traditional rulers, religious and community leaders, civil society organisations, youth groups, the media and the people of Kano State for their support during the crisis.

He also thanked the people for their understanding, patience and cooperation with the police and other security agencies in efforts to maintain peace.

Sani advised the people not to be misguided by a few individuals to create chaos in the state.

“We will continue to remain committed and determined in ensuring the security and safety of good people of Kano State,” he promised.


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