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Kano youths exploiting Ramadan Tashe culture to commit crime – Police

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Concerned over the wave of fresh criminal activities using Ramadan Cultural Tashe, by some youths in Kano State, the Police Command in the state has taken concrete security measures to deal with any person or group of people that plan to take advantage of the culture to perpetuate crime.

The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, said the crime pattern was carefully reviewed in the state and it was discovered that some youth exploited the Traditional “Tashe” culture to create insecurity, concealing arms to attack innocent people.

Gumenl said, “Three months ago we discovered some youths coming up with the criminality of arranging fights, they will then pounce on people, waylay them and dispossess them of their valuables.

He said because of this, the state Police Command has adopted a robust security strategy to effectively address the challenge and maintain peace in all parts of the state.

Gumel noted that all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), and Tactical and Operational Commanders were directed to identify and reach out to prominent people including the youths that organize “Tashe” and to beam the necessary searchlight against any form of potential violence in the State.

“Furthermore, the Police Command has increased surveillance and patrols in the identified areas where youth tend to exploit Tashe culture to promote nefarious activities”.

The Police Chief hinted that the Command’s intelligence units have increased vigilance for collecting and putting into action relevant information to preempt likely emerging security threats.

“These proactive approaches are to allow the Police Command to adequately and swiftly respond to all early warning signs of potential insecurity and maintain the peace and order during and after the Ramadan period”, he added.

“Moving forward, the Police Command has invited some community leaders, religious authorities, and influential youth leaders and discussed with them how best to surmount the issue of specifically the youth that take advantage instead of promoting the “Tashe” tradition, to perpetuate insecurity during the Ramadan Days.”

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