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Police arrest 17 suspects over Southern Kaduna killings

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Jude Johnson 

  The Nigerian Police has arrested and paraded 17 people suspected to be behind her recent killings in Southern part of Kaduna State.

The Force PRO Jimoh Moshood , in a statement on Thursday said that the suspects were apprehended by a team constituted by the Inspector General of Police  (IGP ), Ibrahim Idris,  to unravel the SouthernKaduna crisis.

According to Moshood, the operation recorded remarkable achievements in tackling the crisis and preventing further disturbance of public peace across southern Kaduna. 

“Concerned by the recent unfortunate sectarian crisis in Kafanchan and neighbouring communities in Kaduna state where so many innocent lives were lost and properties worth millions of naira destroyed, as a result of this and the need to put a final stop to the crisis the IGP Ibrahim constituted a Joint Tactical Operation Squad (Operation Harmony), comprising the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Intelligence Response Team, SIB, EOD, the IGP Monitoring Unit, Police K9 (Sniffer Dog Section), Police Air wing and Police Medical Team with Headquarters in Kafanchan, “he said.

He listed the 17 suspects who were arrested in the act and caches of fire arms and ammunition were recovered from them including: Nelson Paul ‘M’ 36years native of Kaninkon Jamma’a LGA Kaduna state; Bulus Jatau ‘M’ age 32yrs from Jamma’a LGA of Kaduna state; Magaji Shaibu ‘M’ age 30years from chinkun LGA of Kaduna state; Danlami Yakubu ‘M’ age 28years from chinkun LGA of kaduna state;  Idris bello ‘M’ chinkun LGA of kaduna state;  Danjuma Barde ‘M’ 39 age from chikun LGA of kaduna state; Danjuma barde chikun ‘M’ age 39years from LGA of kaduna state

viii. Goma Adamu ‘M’ age 28years  from chukwum LGA of Kaduna state; and Samuel Joshua ‘M’  age 29years from chinkun LGA of kaduna state

Others are: Abudulkareem Abdul ‘M’ age 20years from Rigasa LGA of kaduna state; Haruna Iliyasu ‘M’ age 20years Kiru LGA of kaduna state; Hassan Idris ‘M’ age 25years from Tsafe of kaduna state; Adamu Haruna ‘M’ 28years from chikwun of kaduna stste; Adamu Umar ‘M’ age 27years chikwun LGA of kaduna state; Sulieman Saleh ‘M’ age 30 from chinkun LGA of kaduna state; Abubakar Mohammadu ‘M’ age 20years from chikwun LGA of kaduna state; and Muhammadu Jori ‘M’ age 33years from Igabi LGA of kaduana stat


Moshood stated that a total 29 assorted firearms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.

He said that “ll the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigation for inciting public disturbance, disturbance of public peace, causing mischief by fire, culpable homicide, theft and unlawful possession of prohibited fire arms”.

He assured the people and communities of Southern Kaduna of adequate security and protection of their lives and properties and hereby enjoin them to be law abiding and give peace a chance to prevail and cooperate with the Police personnel deployed in their localities.

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