The Kano State police command on Thursday, said it arrested 61 suspected political thugs during the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign on January 4.
Commissioner of Police Mamman Dauda made the disclosure.
The Kano command spokesman Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa said the arrest was made in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba, to ensure peaceful election process and tackle the menace of political thugs.
“The suspects were arrested on Jan. 4, during political campaign clearance operations conducted during a political activity at Sani Abacha Stadium Kano,” he said
He said items recovered from the suspects include 33 knives, eight cutlasses, four scissors, a parcel and 117 wraps of suspected Indian hemp.
Other items include three bottles of Suck and Die, 500 Exol Tablets and a bunch of charms.
The commissioner said all the suspects would be charged to court.