REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CHAIRMAN, SUPREME COUNCIL FOR SHARIA IN NIGERIA, KADUNA STATE CHAPTER, ALHAJI TUKUR ABDULSALAM, (R) SYMPATHIZING WITH THE VICTIM OF AN ATTACK, EMMANUEL FRANCIS BY SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF THE “YAN SHARA” GANG. 4191/12/6/2016/SULEIMAN/HB/NAN
A new deadly gang has surfaced in Kaduna called “Yan Shara” (meaning “Sweepers” in Hausa).
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the Kaduna police have stepped up security following the group’s attacks in the state.
Spokesman of the command Abubakar Zubair in an interview said:
The Kaduna police have all the information about the activities of the gang in some part of the state that include Tudun Wada and Rigasa area and have taken all the necessary steps to bring that to a stop. We never had any other report of such activities from groups like that in recent time.”
The case of Unguwan Rimi and Unguwan Dosa are new to me now but the police will step up and find out what actually happened. The police are not taking it lightly with such activities of hoodlums in the state anymore.
A community leader Mal Mustapha, speaking of the group said:
As a community leader, we keep telling people in the Mosque and gathering to be cautious of these boys
Nobody knows what their motives are or what they intend to achieve with such activities. We are calling on the Kaduna state Police and the government to in a matter of urgency hasten taking action on this group’s activities in the state.
According to Mustapha, many of the members of the group which now operate in major towns in Kaduna, including Tudun wada, Unguwan Rimi, Kakuri, Unguwan Dosa and Kawo reside in the same towns.
Recounting how he narrowly escape the group’s terror, a resident of Unguwan Dosa, Bello Sani said:
It happened after the last prayer of the day, Isha’a at Unguwan Dosa. I was going home from the mosque in Unguwan Dosa when I saw people running and coming my way.
At first I thought it was a riot. Then one lady who was running overtook me and was shouting run! run! run! the sweepers are coming. I did not understand what she meant by sweepers until I saw some shops close to me closing down and also telling me to run.
However, before I could run fast, one among them hit me with a big stick on my back. I was able to jump in to a house close to me forcing them to retreat.