New Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, said he has formed a joint task force to fight street crimes in the state such as armed robbery, phone snatching, and other violent crimes.
Yusuf made this known during his visit to Kiru Reformatory Centre on Tuesday.
In a post on his Twitter handle, the new governor said: “My first port of call after the inauguration, yesterday, was the Kiru Reformatory School, which will be fully reopened soonest for the purpose of rehabilitating drug addicts.
“Due to the persistent cases of armed robbery (especially phone snatching), and other violent crimes being perpetrated on the streets of our State, we have formed a Special Joint Taskforce to fight phone snatching and other street crimes.
“This Taskforce comprises teams from law enforcement agencies and mobile courts that would work together to clear our streets of these criminals and bring all of them to justice swiftly.”
The prevalence of drug abuse in Kano seems to be a disturbing trend. In August 2021, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), said the state has about two million drug addicts.
Experts have averred that drug addiction predisposes victims to commit crimes.
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