The Kaduna State Police Command, on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Zubairu Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the arraignment followed massive raid of the gangs’ hideouts across the state.
NAN reports that Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i recently directed the police to rid the state of the terror gangs that had killed and maimed several people in the state.
Abubakar said 38 of those arraigned before various courts in the state were facing charges of criminal conspiracy and terrorism, 32 for possession of hard drugs and 45 for terrorism and culpable homicide.
He said that the arrest of the suspects was facilitated by the cooperation of communities, especialy in areas such as Rigasa in Kaduna metropolis.
The police spokesman said special patrols were continuing in areas notorious for criminal activities in the state.
“Kaduna is now very calm, and we need the cooperation of the general public to make the state safer for all.
“The police will not allow any miscreant to cause unrest in the society. Such person will be arrested and prosecuted instantly.”
Abubakar appealed to the general public to be law abiding and continue to support the police and other security agencies to discharge their duties more effectively.