10 suspected political thugs have been arrested in various areas in Sokoto state for allegedly terrorizing residents. 


The state police spokesperson, DSP Sanusi Abubakar said weapons, charms and drugs were recovered from the suspects who were arrested in raids carried out by Area Commanders and DPOs in areas prone to harbouring thugs. 


The statement read; 


“The police in collaboration with members of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security has escalated top crime prevention actions and so far arrested a syndicate of 10 political thugs with dangerous weapons, assorted charms and drugs at various locations in the state.

“As a result of the recent stop and search operations conducted by police immediately after the public announcement issued by the command, the first syndicate of the thugs was arrested at Kangiwa square while others were arrested at Hubbare Area. As at the time of filing this report, all the suspects have been arraigned in court and are committed to remand in a correctional facility in Sokoto.”

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