Kano State Police Command has disclosed it arrested dozens of thugs allegedly hired to distrupt the conduct of the rerun election in some part of the state.
This was made known by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, during a chat with newsmen.
He said the thugs arrested in possession of arms alleged they were hired by an alleged politician contesting in the election.
The thugs were arrested around Kunchi/Tsanyawa area, one of the constituencies in Kano State where the rerun election is taking place.
“we saw a truck that is faulty by the road side. We saw people in large number by the roadside. At first, they gave us impression that it was the fuel of the vehicle that got finished. But upon close observation, we saw them in possession of arms.
“One Abdulrazaq Muhammad aka Mai Salati, from Kano Municipal told us one Gwarmai who is contesting in the area invited them over.
“We will get the Gwarmai to know if he is truly a candidate contesting and why did he invite them to the area.
“We suspect they are in the bush to lay ambush on the electoral officers while on their way with the election results,” CP Gumel however stated.