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Police arrest 147 youths over Kaduna violence

28 June 2012, 07:30

 Kaduna - The Police in Kaduna State on Wednesday said they had arrested 147 youths for alleged involvement in reprisal attacks in Kaduna.  

The state's Commissioner of Police, Mr 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 attacks that followed 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," 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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