Abuja - The Kaduna State said adequate security
measures would be put in place ahead of the festive season to prevent a
recurrence of deadly violence.
Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media
and Publicity, said this as the state’s police command released 83 suspects
that were arrested during the Zaria clash between the Nigerian Army and the
Aruwan, Governor Nasiri el-Rufai, said security measures had
put in place across the state for the Maulud, Christmas and New Year
Citizens have since been were advised to continue to be law
abiding and report to security agencies, traditional and religious leaders as
well as the government any threat to peace and stability of the state.
“Residents of Gyellesu in Zaria Local Government area of the
State that fled their homes following the unfortunate incident on the 12th
2015 are encouraged to return to their homes, as security
agencies have been permanently stationed in the community to provide adequate
security for citizens residing in the area,” Aruwan said.
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He added that citizens, whose properties or belongings were
abandoned on the streets, including vehicles, motorcycles and other properties
were advised to retrieve their properties upon identification and proof of
He added that the State Security Council had deliberated on
recent events in the State following briefings received from all security
agencies operating in the state, the Kaduna State Security Council unanimously
More than 190 suspects have been arraigned for various
offences, including obstruction of highways, possession of weapons and
attacking security agents.
“The suspects have been placed on remand pending the conclusion
of ongoing investigations which may lead to charges being filed at the State
High Court or the Federal High court,” Aruwan said.
While the Shiite sect is insisting that no fewer than 800
bodies of its members were killed, official figures suggest the casualty toll
Sect members went on a rampage recently to protest the
arrest of Muslim leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
- CAJ News