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Minister gives IGP directive following Zamfara killings

26 August 2016, 09:36

Abuja - Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau, has allegedly provided the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, over the recent killings that occurred in Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara, Zamfara State.

According to a Naij report, Damabazau directed the IGP to ensure that the perpetrators of the killings are brought to justice, while tasking the police force with reactivating its campus intelligence.

Dambazau's utterances follow the deaths of eight people after a young man was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

Also read: PHOTOS: 8 students burnt alive in Zamfara over blasphemy

Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, has since denied that the accusations led to the killing, instead stating that a fight had broken out between two students, during which the alleged blasphemous statements were made.

“Intelligence reports from the security agencies indicated that there was a fight between two students, during which one said the other abused Prophet Muhammed,” the Governor said.

Read more at Naij

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