KANO: Police recover weapons, arrest thugs at PDP, APC state secretariats
The Kano State Police Command has said it has recovered dangerous weapons and arrested thugs after raiding the state secretariats of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
The spokesman of the police in Kano State, DSP Abdullahi confirmed the development, adding that the weapons included swords, cutlasses, knives, various types of drugs and other lethal weapons that are being used by political thugs.
He said: “The weapons were recovered during a special raid on political parties secretariats in the local governments. After we recovered weapons and arrested four persons at the PDP headquarters, we also moved to the APC secretariat where we equally arrested four thugs and recovered weapons.”
According to him, the arrest and recovery of the weapons followed the Police’s intensified raiding of criminal hideouts in the State.
The state Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, however denied the arrest of any member of the party in connection with recovered weapons.
“After all, the weapons were recovered at PDP secretariat, how can they then members of APC be arrested in connection with the weapons recovered from PDP? This cannot be possible.
“The Police should come out and say the truth. We have been vindicated and gradually, people will begin to understand what we have been saying about these people”, Abdulahi said.
On his part, the Secretary of the PDP in Kano State, Alhaji Shehu Wada Sagagi insisted that nobody has reported the development to the party secretariat.
He said: “it could be possible to recover such weapons from people around Tudunwada at least for being hunters. The weapons recovered were not meant to kill or hurt anybody”.
Sagagi also disclosed that members of the PDP arrested by the police had been released on bail as nothing incriminating was found on them.
The Kano PDP scribe however vowed that the party would petition the police over what it called ‘indiscriminate arrest’.
This is what we have been going through since the beginning of this year’s election season.
Many of our members have been arrested for alleged wrong doings. We will soon petition Police in this respect”, Sadagi said