The Police Command in Kano State said it arrested and prosecuted 413 violators and impounded 98 vehicles in one week, while enforcing the total lockdown order to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Habu Ahmad, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Kano.
He said the violators were held for disobeying interstate movement restriction order.
According to Ahmad, 289 violators were arrested from Kaduna/Kano boundary, 64 violators from Katsina/Kano, 30 from Jigawa/Kano and another 30 violators from Bauchi/Kano boundary.
He said: “Among the 289 violators from Kaduna/Kano border, 120 violators trekked from Kaduna to Kano, 58 tricycles, 80 motorcycles and 98 vehicles were impounded from the four borders of Kano.
“Despite these developments, some commuters bypassed the check points and followed unconventional routes including feeder roads and earth tracks.
“Strategies were reviewed and the command’s various community policing committees were adequately utilised to support the operations.”
The commissioner noted that the lockdown operations and commitment had not affected the command’s crime fighting efforts and discharge of its internal security mandate.
While assuring that the command would continue to be committed and resolute in fighting all forms of crimes and criminality in the state, the police commissioner disclosed that on May 15, his men arrested 197 suspected criminals and recovered lots of arms and ammunition.
He commended the people of Kano for their cooperation and obedience to the lockdown order and urged them to always observe personal hygiene, social distancing, wear face masks, ensure regular hand washing, stay home and stay safe.