Police arrest 147 over Kaduna violence

The Police in Kaduna State on Wednesday said they arrested 147 youth allegedly involved in reprisal attacks in Kaduna.  

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Jinjiri Abubakar, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Kaduna, said the suspects were being investigated for possible prosecution.  

The suspects were arrested in connection with reprisal attacked that followed the bomb attacks on churches in Kaduna and Zaria on June 17.  

The command also urged the public to ignore a video recording portraying security agents purportedly dumping a large consignment of bodies killed during the attacks in parts of the state.

“Residents of Kaduna State of course, know that the background of the video, the accent of the people talking, the police vehicle, and neem (Dogonyaro) trees have no bearing whatsoever to Kaduna State.”  

“Members of the public are therefore, advised to ignore it as it is nothing but the handiwork of enemies of peace,” Mr. Abubakar said.  

He said the police and other law enforcement agencies were working to maintain law and order in the state.




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  • Rawden

    If only our useless Police could arrest those attacking Churches, there would be no call for reprisals. They are not trying to punish the youth who have had enough, Yes, enough of seeing their relations and friend murdered in church. All the useless law enforcement officers in Nigeria should be ashamed of themselves. They are more interested in collecting bribe than the safety of the people they are supposed to protect.