Governor Dikko Umaru Radda, Tuesday night joined security agents in the state to raid camps of criminals terrorising communities in Katsina state.
The Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to the Katsina Governor, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed said Radda personally led the security personnel to storm the criminals’ hideouts, on Tuesday night between 10 and 11:30 pm.
Mohammed said the Governor and his delegation of security personnel rided te criminals’ hideouts in Sabuwar Unguwa, Sharar Pipe, Dan Hako, Filin Polo, Kofar Guga and Tudun Matawalle.
But there were no arrests from the raids.
According to the CPS, “The hooligans specialized in snatching phones and extortion of properties of residents in various parts of Katsina city.”
The statement said during the nocturnal raid, the Governor ordered operatives of the police to deal ‘mercilessly’ with miscreants breaching peace and public order across the state.
Following last night’s ‘clearance operation’ at the identified criminals’ abodes, Radda, early today, summoned an emergency meeting with Security Chiefs in the State over the resurgence of crimes in some parts of Katsina, Mohammed disclosed.
Mohammed said Governor Radda expressed worry and displeasure over the acute security challenges bedevilling the state, and urged the security chiefs to be more proactive in carrying out their statutory responsibilities.