The police in Kaduna have said they did not deny anyone access to the bodies of their loved ones killed in the Southern Kaduna crisis.
The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Agyole Abeh, disclosed this on Friday in Kaduna while parading 27 suspected criminals.
Some residents of Southern Kaduna had alleged that police refused them access to the corpses of their love ones lying in bush as a result of the recent crisis in the affected areas.
“People who are involved, should come out and say, look, I have a relation lying there, honestly police will help him that I can assure you,” Mr. Abeh said.
Scores of people have been killed in ethnic clashes in Southern Kaduna mainly between migrating Fulani herdsmen and host communities.
The commissioner said the police does not have enough personnel to adequately cover the vast land of Kaduna State.
He, however, added that the command will do everything possible to ensure that they respond to distress calls.
He said the 27 paraded suspects were arrested for various crimes, ranging from armed robbery, vandalism, cattle rustling and rape.
He said the command recovered live ammunitions, guns, cars and cranes from the suspects.
He noted that the command will strengthen its police community relation policy, saying, “we are going to talk to the communities, youth in order to ensure that citizens of the state are kept out of danger.”
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