- Police in Kano state have recovered various types of weapons from the state secretariats of both the PDP and the APC
- The police authorities in the state also said that eight suspected thugs have been arrested in connection with the weapons
- Both parties in the state, however, denied the involvement of any of their members with the weapons
Police authorities in Kano state have recovered weapons at the state secretariats of both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tudunwada local government area and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Haruna Abdullahi, who is also the police public relations officer in the state, said that eight suspected political thugs have been apprehend in connection with the arms, Daily Trust reports.
DSP Abdullahi also added that the weapons recovered include cutlasses swords, knives, and other types of dangerous weapons that are mostly 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 PDP headquarters, we also moved to the APC secretariat where we equally arrested four thugs and recovered weapons.”
On the other hand, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the chairman of the APC, denied the arrest of any party member in connection with the weapon.
He said that weapons were taken from the secretariat of the PDP, so there is no reason to arrest members of the APC.
“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,” he said.
In his reaction to the development, Alhaji Shehu Wada Sagagi, the PDP’s secretary in the state, said no official report of arrest was communicated to the party’s state secretariat.
He also added that it is commonplace to recover such weapons as people around Tundunwada are hunters, saying the weapons were not meant to kill people.
He said: “It could be possible to recover such weapons from people around Tudunwada at least for being hunters. But I am confident that the weapons recovered were not meant to kill or hurt anybody.”
The PDP’s secretary also said members of the party that were arrested have been released on bail in the absence of evidences against them.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal and state governments have been advised by the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, to improve the agriculture sector to address unemployment in the country.
The monarch stated this in Bauchi at a pre-Ramadan lecture organized by the Bauchi chapter of the Association of Muslim Professionals on Sunday, April 14.
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