Kaduna Violence: Police Arraigns 43 Suspects, 50 Under Probe

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 93 suspects who actively participated in the recent killings in Kaduna State, starting with the killings at the Kasuwan Magani area of the state.

Following the killings in Kaduna, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, deployed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu, to lead a Police Intervention Force to the state; to ensure normalcy returned to the area.

Force spokesman, acting DCP, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed the latest development to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday. He also said that 43 of the suspects were being prosecuted while 50 were still in police custody.

Moshood said the investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large.

He said that the Force, in collaboration with other security and safety agencies, will continue the confidence-building patrols throughout the state and sustain the normalcy that has been restored.

The spokesman reiterated that peace and normalcy have been restored in Kasuwan Magani town and other parts of Kaduna South.

Moshood revealed that the IGP has directed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7 Headquarters to meet with all the stakeholders in the state.

The meeting, he explained, is aimed at giving peace a chance and sustain the normalcy that has been restored in Kaduna.

In a related development, Moshood said the Force has arrested 18 suspects across Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states for kidnapping, armed robbery, and car snatching.

He said that items recovered from them include: Five AK47 rifles, one locally made pump action rifle, 105 AK47 ammunition.

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