By Ibrahim Shuaibu
Kano State Police Command yesterday uncovered three bags containing high explosive substance used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) worth N9 million.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, said the explosive were Tetro Nitro Toluent (TNT) and PETN which were found abandoned at Rijiyar Zaki quarters in the ancient city of Kano.
“The uncovered explosives are said to be valued at N3 million each bag, and the area was thoroughly combed with a view to making arrest, but investigation commences immediately,” he said.
He further disclosed that 13 suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from criminal conspiracy, rape, armed robbery, impersonation and others.
The commissioner stated that ‘one Abdulatef Shehu, 27 years old of Karkasara quarters lured one Maryam Hussaini who is 12 years old of Karkasara primary school and sexually assaulted her.
“The suspect confessed to the commission of the offence, and all relevant medical report has been obtained and suspect was already charged to court,” he said.
Idris also disclosed that one Zainab Malam Baba from Zaria town, Kaduna, was arrested at Kwanar Gafa market for impersonation, parading herself as a medical officer and things found in her possession were one stethoscope and B.P testing instrument, the suspect had been charged to court for prosecution.
Commenting on Commander General of Hisbah Board, the police commissioner said the cases handled by the board are civil matters such as matrimonial cases, inheritance, drinking and prostitution among other, noting that for the board to ascribe to itself of handling 75 per cent of police cases were far from truth.
“As provided by section 214 of the constitution, ‘ there shall be Police Force for Nigeria which shall be known as the Nigeria Police Force and subject to the provision of this section , no other Police Force shall be establish for the federation or any part therefore.”
“In view of the above, it is pertinent to note without any compromise that the Hisbah cannot overtake the duties of the Police Force at any time, please” the commissioner disclosed. He also stressed that the exhibits recovered from the 13 suspects arrested were, seven motor vehicles, 15 Rolls of Cable wire, ten pieces of N500 counterfeits notes, two unregistered KASEA Motorcycles and a sum of N139, 070.00K.
While recovered arms and ammunitions, were one locally made pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, four AK 47 riffles, eight magazines, 328 live ammunitions, one live GPMG ammunition
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