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19 suspects arrested for burning down a police station throughout a protest in opposition to the killing of a Catholic priest in Niger State

19 suspects arrested for burning police station during protest over killing of Catholic priest in Niger state

The Niger State Police Command arrested 19 suspects for burning Kafin-Koro police station to protest in opposition to homicide of a Catholic priest, the Reverend Fr. Isaac Achi.

Police command spokesman DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the arrest in a press release, mentioned about 28 different suspects are presently at massive.

“On 17/01/2023 at round 9:00 a.m., indignant youths from Kafin-Koro District, Paikoro LGA mobilized and protested in Kafin-koro City in opposition to the homicide of the Reverend,” the assertion learn.

“Through the protest, the raging youths conspired with one another and invaded the Kaffin-Koro police headquarters with harmful weapons resembling sticks, stones, bottles, massive portions of PMS (gasoline) and different weapons.

“With none provocation from the police, who have been even prepared to guard the younger individuals for a peaceable demonstration, however the younger individuals went to the station and set hearth to the constructing of the Departmental Hdqtrs, the place 4 motor automobiles and ten bikes, worth but to be decided, have been burned, together with priceless public paperwork within the workplace.

“They additional vandalized and stole priceless objects resembling digital units, laptops, handsets, pc units, and so on., saved within the workplace, the worth of which can be but to be decided.

“Niger State Command Police Commissioner CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc (+) instantly recruited a reinforcement staff led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Scene Operations, normalcy was restored and arrested the next suspects:

The suspects are: Abdulkadir Aliyu, 37 (chief), Umar Jibrin, 25, Usman Ali, 30, Moh’d Aminu, 31, Rufai Abdullahi, 22, Abubakar Abubakar, 19, Aliyu Suleiman, 35, Paul Martins, 38, Hamza Aminu, 23, Bashir Bala, 20, Abdullahi Danmallam, 25 and Musa Emmanuel, 20.

The others are Ibrahim Abubakar, 20, Buhari Salisu, 18, Timothy Simon, 27, Usman Jatan, 25, Dangana Zegi, 48, Mustapha Yau, 30 and Ahmed Mudi, 17.

Through the interrogation, the livid chief Abdulkadir recognized all of the suspects who have been a part of the crime, and in addition talked about about twenty-eight different suspects who’re presently at massive.

The command additionally launched different harmless individuals who had been mistakenly arrested, as the actual suspects had been recognized by the chief.

The suspects have been introduced earlier than a reliable court docket for prosecution.

CP due to this fact warns members of the general public, Nigeriens to chorus from any act of taking legal guidelines into your individual fingers and permit the method of the legal justice system to take its course within the dispensation of justice, for there’ll all the time be a consequence for each misdeed in line with the rule of regulation.

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