By G9ija

The Kano State Police Command said it arrested a total of 362 suspected robbers and kidnappers in 2021.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, in a statement on Sunday, said out of the number, 237 were suspected robbers, while 125 were suspected kidnappers.

Haruna said the police also arrested 158 suspected drug dealers, 89 fraudsters, 75 vehicle thieves, 49 tricycle thieves, 10 motorcycle thieves and 35 cattle rustlers.

He noted that the command also arrested 1,576 thugs popularly known as Yan Daba during the period under review.

The PPRO explained that the police rescued 39 kidnap victims and eight victims of human trafficking during the period.

“The police recorded 29 cases of culpable homicide, with 31 victims killed.

“Similarly, the command recorded 71 reported cases of rape, 84 cases of unnatural offence and arrested two suspected Boko Haram members,” he added.

According to him, the police recovered 75 rifles, 54 locally-made guns and a large quantity of ammunition from the suspected criminals.

Haruna said they were able to recover 125 vehicles, 94 tricycles and 54 motorcycles during the period under review.

He noted that other items recovered were 1,718 SIM cards, 52 cattle, nine sheep and cannabis sativa, among others.