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Police arrest 18 suspects for violent protest in Kano

12 May 2016, 18:39

Kano - The Kano State Police command has arrested 18 suspects in connection with the protest which led to the destruction of Sen. Kabiru Gaya’s residence in Gaya Local Government area of Kano state on Wednesday.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya revealed on Wednesday that the suspects were apprehended during the violence.

He disclosed that the state Police Commissioner, Maigari Dikko who visited the area had ordered the arrest of five others believed to be the mastermind of the protest.

“We have arrested 18 suspects and they are now assisting us in our investigations.

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“Similarly, the commissioner has ordered the arrest of five others identified as masterminds of the protest,” he said.

According to him, the commissioner had ordered the deployment of additional security personnel to enhance security in the area.

He added that the police commissioners had visited the families of the affected politicians where he sympathized with them.

Majiya said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspects would be prosecuted.

Angry youths on Wednesday set ablaze the personal residence of Senator Kabiru Gaya and vandalized the poultry farm of House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud.


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