Twelve illegal immigrants from Mali and the Niger Republic have been arrested by the Kano police command.
Confirming the arrest, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Usaini-Gumel said out of the 12 illegal immigrants, 7 are Malians, while five are Nigeriens who had been deported from Saudi Arabia. The police also arrested 33 other suspected criminals.
They were found in a house located in Hotoro Yandodo Quarters, Kano. Vrious items from the illegal immigrants’ house, including 46 mobile phones, 21 sim cards, knives, a cutlass, a toy gun, and a set of master keys. The police also found sachets of diazepam tablets, 79 exol tablets, and 98 wraps of dry leaves that were suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspects will be taken to court after the investigation is completed.
The statement read;
“The immigrants have wounds after altering their fingerprints with razor cuts to evade detection by Saudi Arabian authorities.
“The 33 other suspects were arrested for various offences, which include armed robbery, theft, kidnapping and possession of illicit weapons, among others.”