Zamfara police arrest 15 suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbances, riot 


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Zamfara state police Command has arrested 15 suspects for alleged conspiracy, inciting public disturbances and riot along Gusau-Kaura Namoda road in kaura-namoda local government area of the state.

Briefing newsmen in Gusau, the commissioner of police, CP Husaini Rabi,u said, “The suspects  who were armed with different sophisticated weapons blocked Gusau – Karan Namoda road where they embarked on unwarranted attacks, destructions of properties and threatening  lives of innocent commuters”.

The commissioner said the organized crime was perfected by some conflict entrepreneurs, using other unpatriotic citizen in order to undermine the untireless efforts of the security agencies and State Government in tackling the activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements who have been making lives unbearable.

 He said, “Despite the presence of security operatives coupled with their efforts to persuade the rioters  to disperse back to their respective homes peacefully without using force, the rioters turned down the security operatives and even attempted to attack them”. 

“Our security operatives being professionally trained to handle this kind of situation, eventually dispersed the them and restored normalcy without losing any life from both sides”. 

“Consequently, fifteen 15 suspects who took part in the riot were arrested at the scene  in possession with four locally fabricated guns, one utlass, one catapult, three  plugs used for the locally dabricated guns, rolls of charms and six operational motorcycles”. 

 The commissioner described the action of the rioters as unfortunate, adding that, “Instead of putting all hands on deck to support the Government and Security agencies to restore lasting peace and tranquility, the conflict enterpreneurs are always sabotaging our efforts by sponsoring youths to become violent and unproductive in the  society”. 

He lamented that, the youths who should have been in school pursuing their educational carrier in order to become good future leaders were being used to perpetrate violent activities in the state. 

“Let me  use this medium to warn such unpatriotic elements that henceforth, the Police under my watch will not take it lightly with any person or group who tries to disrupt our peace implementation initiative in Zamfara State”. Warned the commissioner.

 He called on parents and guardians to take proper control of their children against any attempt by these conflict entrepreneurs to involve them into an act of criminality.

 He maintained that the Command was conducting discreet investigation, using the arrested suspects and other intelligence gathering assets at disposal to unravel the circumstances behind yesterday’s unrest. 

“This will enable us to fish out the organizers of the riot and their collaborators so as charge them to court for prosecution to serve as deterrence to others”. He concluded.

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