Richard Ginika Izuora
Reprieve has come to a 10 year old girl said to be confined in a room for 10 years by her biological parents.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the Command DSP Abdullahi Haruna, announced her rescue by Police on Tuesday, May 25.
Haruna also stated that 297 suspected criminals were also arrested in continuation of efforts at ridding the state of crimes and criminality in the
He said that the arrests were made as a result of robust community policing engagements, intelligence-led and visibility policing, sustained synergy with sister security agencies, and a massive campaign against Thuggery (Daba).
He said that the arrests were made between April 10 to May 23, before, during, and after the festive Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
He said that criminal hideouts and black spots were raided during the period under review.
The Kano PPRO said those arrested include 187 suspected thugs, one suspected ATM fraudster, and one suspected human trafficker.
Others are 80 suspected fraudsters and armed robbers as well as five suspected drug dealers, seven suspected livestock, and phone thieves.
Also arrested were seven suspected notorious kidnappers and gun dealers, seven car thieves and cattle rustlers as well as two suspects being in possession of counterfeit U.S. dollars notes.
The spokesman also said that the command recovered dangerous weapons like a screwdriver; masking tape, plastic ruler, and pistol with the empty shell of .9mm ammunition
Other items recovered were motor vehicles; tricycles; motorcycles; mobile phones; and illicit drugs such as cocaine, rubber solutions.
Haruna said that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.