Police nab three suspected street gang members in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives have arrested three suspected street gang members believed to be terrorising the residents of the Basawa Area of Sabon Gari Zaria Local Government Area.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.

Hassan, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday at about 4pm.

He said: At about 1600hrs, when the operatives were on routine patrol and arrested the three suspects namely, Shamsu Abdullahi, Hussaini Aliyu, and Muhammad Ahmed all of Zaria City, and within the vicinity of Mammy Market in the Basawa area.”

Hassan said that when a spot search was conducted on the suspects, three sharp stainless cutlasses and one fork sharp knife concealed under their clothes were recovered from them.

The Police Public Relations Officer said upon interrogation, the suspects failed to state what they were doing with the dangerous weapons found on them.

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Hassan said that investigations conducted by the operatives revealed that the suspects were members of a syndicate that had been terrorising residents of Basawa and its environs.

He said that following these findings, the three suspects were promptly charged to court for prosecution.

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