The police in Kano said they have smashed a syndicate of mobile phone thieves who allegedly operate in Sharada, Sauna and Sabon Gari quarters of Kano Metropolis.
The police spokesperson in the state, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement today said officers arrested suspects in an operation that followed complaints by residents of increasing incidence of phone snatching in the named areas.
Haruna Kiyawa gave the names of the suspects in police custody as Nura Muhammad aged 18, Yusuf Dayyabu aged 20, Nura Danladi aged 20, Abdulkarim Abubakar aged 18, Imrana Salisu aged 19 and Friday Andrew aged 20.
Also in custody are Mustapha Dahiru aged 18, Ibrahim Salisu aged 22, Najib Ibrahim aged 28, Dahiru Abdullahi aged 20, Ya’u Abdullahi aged 20 and Yusuf Sadiq aged 18.
The police spokesperson said some notable drug dealers were also arrested with exhibits during the raid.