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Police arrest 10 in Kano as rival gangs battle for wits

BY ABDULSALAM MOHAMMED

KANO – Kano State police yesterday arrested 10 members of rival gangs at Gobirawa quarters, Kurna Asabe in the municipality for breach of public peace.

The State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Rilwanu Tanimu, told newsmen that the timely intervention of the police nipped in the bud, what could have been a major battle.

Rival gangs struggling for supremacy clashed in a reprisal attack over the death of a member on Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that things came to a head yesterday when one of the groups again came under attack at a time the body of its deceased member was being conveyed to the cemetery for interment.

Sequel to the ensuing free for all, residents panicked and the attendant’s pandemonium was felt beyond the affected area of the city which explained why the police mobilized quickly to quell the riot.

The sources further said  the timely arrival of the police saved the day as nervous residents returned to their houses while commercial activities resumed immediately.

However, the police have assured that the 10 suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.

The police, however, commended the residents for alerting the command about the incident on time, maintaining that it would continue to act fast to frustrate activities of criminal elements in the society.


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