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Rerun Polls: Kano police arrest political thugs



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The Police in Kano State  on Saturday announced the arrest of some thugs hired to disrupt the re-run election in the Kunchi Local Government Area of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, revealed this while speaking with journalists in Kano.

Accordinng to Gumel the said the thugs who were allegedly hired by a politician contesting in the election, were nabbed with arms their possession.

“The thugs were arrested around the Kunchi/Tsanyawa area, one of the constituencies in Kano State where the rerun election is taking place.

“We saw a truck that was faulty by the roadside. We saw people in large numbers by the roadside. At first, they gave us the impression that it was the fuel of the vehicle that was finished. But upon close observation, we saw them in possession of arms.


“One Abdulrazaq Muhammad aka Mai Salati, from Kano Municipal told us one man who is contesting in the area invited them over.

“We will get the man to know if he is truly a candidate contesting and why he invited 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,” the commissioner said.

There have been reports of disruption of the election process in the areas involving 10 polling units in Kunchi/Tsanyawa constituency of the northwestern State.


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