Scores arrested as phone, handbag snatchers, other vices surged in Kaduna

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Following an upsurge in thuggery popularly known as sara-suka, phone and female handbag snatching and drug related offences among youths in Kaduna, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command CP Audu D. Ali, has established a new outfit with the task of clamping down on social vices in the State.

The unit which is referred to as the Anti Vice Unit has since started operation and will be liaising with all the Divisions to diligently handle all cases of thuggery, phone snatching, drug and illicit substances consumption and peddling, possessing dangerous weapons, etc.

Consequently, no fewer than 25 persons have been arrested across the metropolis in relation to the aforesaid offences with 16 among them arrested within Rigasa axis and charged for thuggery (sara-suka) and been in possession of dangerous weapons.

This was contained in a statement made signed by State police command spokesman ASP Manure Hassan for the commissioner.

“The CP Kaduna thus, charged the new outfit to make Kaduna State, especially the metropolis safe for the populace by continuously denying these urchins any operating space. He equally called on parents and guardians to warn their wards to desist from any act of delinquency”, it stated.


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