Police Arrest 5 New Suspects As They Plan Attacks On Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command said it arrested five suspects for allegedly planning to attack one of the remote areas of Southern Kaduna.

Parading the suspects before newsmen on Friday in Kaduna, the Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abbey, said the suspects were arrested on Thursday evening at Samaru Kataf in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were allegedly planning to attack one of the remote settlements in the area.

“We recovered the following items from the suspects: one Golf car; two Ak-47 rifles; one locally made pistol; three live cartridges; five cell phones; assorted charms; a touch light and the sum of N86,000.

“There has been series of arrest of criminals who are being prosecuted.

“Priority is being paid to the crisis in Southern Kaduna. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered a robust deployment of Mobile Police Force personnel and other units to the area.

The exercise is code-named “Operation Harmony.”

This operation is now yielding positive results,” the commissioner said.

He called on members of the public to continue to support the command in its efforts to rid the state of criminal activities.

Recall that, during the week the Police announced the arrests of 17 suspects believed to be part of the criminals perpetrating evil in the area.

Southern Kaduna have witnessed so many killings from the hands of hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The violence has sometimes taken a religious dimensions and is largely between the herders and host farming communities.

 

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