Residents of Anguwar Idi in Gombe metropolis have lamented the increase in burglary by suspected Kalare thugs within the state capital. 

Speaking to Bounce News on Sunday (November 11th) in Gombe, some of the residents also raised concerns over criminal activities perpetrated by the state government trained and employed special marshals.

Anguwar Idi quarter that is Shamaki ward in Gombe local government area (LGA) has slowly been turned into a den of thieves, according to some of the residents, who said between five to seven houses are burgled every night. 

Adamu Malam Adamu, a victim said it is rather unfortunate that youths get engaged in such anti-social activities rather than channeling their energy towards meaningful ventures.

“They broke into my house when I was asleep and took three mobile phones, some money and doughnuts that I sell for a living.

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“I saw them the second time, they were six in number. That day they took my wife’s twelve pieces of wrapper and our baby wears, I couldn’t do anything because they were armed”.

Shafi’u Adamu, another victim whose motorcycle and mobile phone were stolen said the stolen motorcycle was his mean of livelihood.

“I closed from Acaba (Okada riding) that day at around 11 pm, I took my motorcycle inside our house and went to bed. By the time I woke around 3:45 am, my handset and motorcycle had disappeared,” he said.

Abubakar Muhammad whose family lost three mobile phones in one night, asked the government and security agents to do something about the Kalare thugs’ who finds passion in terrorizing residents. 

He said “It is unbelievable that these boys are going from house to house burgling and robbing and nobody is going after them”.

The ward head of the Anguwar Idi Magaji Umar Abubakar (Waziri Ministan Mai Anguwa) told Bounce News that he gets reports of burglary in the area on a daily basis.

“Last Saturday after a house was broken into, the television set and other valuables were carted away.”

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