By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO—Kano Police Command, yesterday, said it uncovered and defused no fewer than 963 Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, picked randomly from various parts of Kano from January till date.

Similarly, 86 suspects, known as Yandaba, were apprehended by police authorities from several black spots across the state.

Assault rifles seized from criminals by the police in two weeks. Photo by A S Muhammad, Kano

Kano, the commercial nerve centre of the North suffered one of its worst and devastating attacks on January 20, by Islamist group in which 186 lives were lost and property worth several billions of naira lost.

Briefing journalists on the activities of the Command in the last 14 days, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, said the feat recorded against crime and criminality in the state was due to the cooperation and support of well-meaning individuals.

He said the bombs were picked up randomly at Jamblock; Rijiyar Zaki; Bayero University, Kano; Federal College of Education, Kano, all in Kano metropolis and were successfully detonated by the Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit of the Command.

The police boss was full of praises for Kano people for the success posted by security agencies in their fight against insurgency in the state.

He said 13 pump action guns; two pistols; one air riffle; nine double barrel guns; one AK-47 rifle and two AK-47 magazines were recovered from hoodlums in the last 14 days across the state.

 

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