The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 13 persons over alleged unlawful possession of locally made pistol and for other different degrees of crimes.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, stated the development while addressing journalists on the recent successes recorded by operation “Puff Adder” launched earlier this year in Sokoto State North West Nigeria.
Mr Ka’oje said the suspects were apprehended at various locations in the state.
According to the Commissioner, one Yusuf Muhammed was arrested by a team of policemen attached to Unguwan Rogo Division while on patrol and when accosted he could not be able to give a satisfactory account of it.
“In the same vein on June 30, the same Muhammed of Gidan Buwai village in Rabah LGA brought corpses who were killed by Bandits from Rabah LGA to Sokoto.
“This, on protest that government allows bandits to kill their people and show no concern, thereby inciting public disturbance.
“Here, it took the interaction of police to pacify public to douse the tension in the town,” The Commissioner said.
Mr Ka’oje also said that a gang of three men who specialized in burgling vehicles and stealing money from unsuspecting citizens of Sokoto state were arrested.
“The suspect Garba Bala of Plateau state, Jefter Ocheme and Ahmed Yunusa of Kaduna state criminally conspired and broke into one Sirajo Sanda vehicle and removed N 1.3 million cash,” he added.
He added that one Jibrila Abdul, a Nigerien indigene was arrested when he stole a motorcycle at Kalambaina main gate area in central market Sokoto.
The Commissioner said two person, Ibrahim Labaran and Abba Commander of Gandu area Sokoto, were nabbed over Mosque broken and stole generator and standing fan valued at N 62,000.
He added that five other persons, Salihu Muhammad, Sadiq Abubakar, Mujittaba Abubakar Ukashatu Abdullahi and Ibrahim Abubakar were arrested over unnatural offence.
The Commissioner urged all members of public to continue to cooperate with police and report any suspicious movement around their communities for proper action by relevant authorities.