Kano Police Arrest 12 Illegal Immigrants From Mali, Niger Republic

Kano State command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of at least twelve illegal immigrants from Mali, and Niger Republic, during recent operations.

In a statement made available to journalists in Kano on Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini-Gumel, said the suspects were apprehended while officers were combing the state of all forms of criminal elements.

According to Usaini-Gumel, 33 other suspected criminals were arrested in the recent raids.

“The illegal immigrants, which consist of seven Malians and five Nigerien Nationals deportees from Saudi Arabia, were discovered while being camped in a house located in Hotoro Yandodo Quarters, Kano.

“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,” the commissioner noted.