Police Uncover Robbers’ New Tactics in Kano

A new tactic employed by criminals to rob tricycle riders and their passengers has been uncovered by the Police in Kano State.State Commissioner of Police, CP. Muhammad Usaini Gumel, made the revelation while parading 108 suspects arrested during the Eid-El Kabir celebration at the command’s headquarters, Kano.He said during the period, police recorded a number of incidents where tricycle riders were attacked and robbed of their tricycles and other belongings by some criminals who disguised as passengers.According to him, “Police on 14/06/2023 at about 2049hrs, received report that a 20-year-old Bilal Abdu (tricycle rider) of Gaida Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano while conveying four passengers to Chalawa Quarters, Kano, on reaching Samegu Quarters, the said passengers sprayed a substance on the Tricycle Rider’s face where he lost consciousness and they ran away with the tricycle.“Also, on 14/06/2023 at about 2200hrs, three unknown hoodlums boarded a tricycle and on reaching Dawaki Road, one of the hoodlums stabbed the Tricycle rider with a knife on his neck and ran away with the tricycle.”Gumel said on receiving the report, a team of detectives were immediately drafted to the scenes and succeeded in arresting some of the suspects, recovering the tricycles.He said the cases are still under investigation, and will be taken to court.Gumel warned tricycle riders to be cautious and report any attempt to the security agencies.