Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) on Friday in Kano raided Bureau de change spots and arrested no fewer than 40 currency dealers. An eyewitness, Umar Iliya said that the operatives stormed the Wapa area at about noon, seized selected men and took them away in security vans.
The witness said the operation caused stir, culminating in a pandemonium before their identity was revealed.
Also another group of currency dealers were arrested at the Aminu Kano International Airport, as well as few others at Central hotel general area of the city.
Although the DSS official are quiet over the operation, but the Auditor General of Association of Currency Dealers, in Kano, AbdulHamid Kabeer confirmed the incident.
According to Kabeer “they arrested over 40 of our members in an operation that barely lasted half an hour.”
He disclosed that “we are deeply troubled over this unfortunate incident, and as I talk to you an emergency meeting is the offering to determine our next step”