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Nigeria Police Arrest 49 Suspected Looters In Kano

Jun 6, 2023

By Longtong Yakubu, KANO

The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police says it arrested 49 suspects who looted properties of buildings/structures at Triumph Plaza, Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

AFRICA PRIME NEWS gathered that the development was a result of the ongoing demolition exercise being carried out by the Kano State government to reclaim its properties and land allegedly sold by the immediate past administration in the state.

The suspects, however, took advantage of the exercise to loot and scavenge on the demolished properties.

Police spokesperson in the State, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Monday evening, said the command received a call on Sunday at about 2200hrs from “good Samaritans” that some “hoodlums,” hundreds in numbers were grouping and planning to loot properties at Triumph Plaza.

On receiving the reports, Kiyawa pointed out that the Command ordered the immediate deployments of teams of Operation Restore Peace to the scene, and the suspected looters were dispersed.

“Forty-nine (49) suspects were arrested, and the following looted properties were recovered; 3 Flash Doors, Flash Windows, 4 LG Air Conditioner, 8 Pieces of Polling Door Iron, Sixteen (16) Heavy Duty Hammer, etc.

“The investigation is in progress.

“The Commissioner of Police also advised parents and community leaders to talk to their wards/youths to desist from looting people’s properties as it is a clear case of mischief and theft, which are punishable under the law,” the statement added