BAUCHI—In its bid to reduce crime rate in the state, the Bauchi State Government yesterday said it would henceforth treat acts of Sara-Suka (thuggry) and burgling of houses and shops as acts of robbery.
This was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Aliyu Ilelah and made available to newsmen.
The government further asked the police to treat perpetrators of such acts as armed robbers and advised parents and guardians to cooperate by handing over to law enforcement agents, suspected Sara-Suka activists and other criminals taking refuge in their houses in an attempt to evade arrest.
It further warned that those harbouring criminals and refused to hand them over to the law enforcement agents would be charged for aiding and abetting criminals.
The statement also called on district heads to cooperate with security operatives in their efforts to stamp out Sara-Suka in the State.
BY SUZAN EDEH