Police nab suspected drug dealer in Jigawa

THE Jigawa State Police Command on Wednesday said its operatives arrested a suspected drug dealer, Mahdi Salisu, 33, of Taura town, alongside nine other criminals.

A statement released by the Command’s spokesperson, Shiisu Adam, said the arrest followed a raid on criminal hideouts and black spots at Unguwar Gabas in the Taura Local Government Area of the state.


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“As part of the deliberate efforts of the Command to rid the state of crimes and criminality, on July 11, 2022, at about 23:00hrs, a team of policemen, attached to Taura Divisional Police Headquarters, led by SP Yohana Babale, raided criminal hideouts and black spots at Unguwar Gabas in Taura LGA.

“Nine suspects were arrested during the raid, including Usman Hassan ‘m’ age 25 years, Dahiru Sama’ila ‘m’ age 20 years and Isah Saleh ‘ m’ age 22 years, all of Manlafiya Kaugama LGA,” the statement said.



    Other suspects arrested are Usman Nasiru’ m’ age 20 years, Yusufa Usman ‘m’ age 18 years, Ali Ado ‘m’ age 30 years, and Garba Wada ‘m’, age 20 years, all of Gambayi Nomi village.

    “Intelligence gathering led to the arrest of a drug dealer at Bakin Kasuwa black spot in Taura town, identified as Mahdi Salisu, ‘m’ age 33 years of Taura town, Taura LGA,” the statement added.

    According to the statement, Salisu was found with 102 wraps and some quantity (in black nylon) of dry leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, as an exhibit in his possession.

    The Command said at the end of a thorough investigation, all the suspects would be charged to court to face the total weight of the law.

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