Police arrest 18 demonstrators in Zamfara


By Ismail Auwal

The Zamfara State Police have arrested eighteen suspects for unlawful assembly, illicit demonstration, and damage to public and private properties in Shinkafi LGA.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Police Command spokesman Mohammed Shehu.

“The youths who were suspectedly sponsored to undermine the relative peace of the area were carrying dane guns, cutlasses and sticks to the Palace of Emir of Shinkafi and houses of one Murtala Dele and Moyi Sidi, where they vandalised windows and doors of the three houses.”, Shehu said.

He added that, “Joint Police and Military quickly responded and dispersed the protesters to avoid unwarranted break down of law and order and possible loss of lives and properties.”

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro fdc, has ordered the State CID to commence a discreet investigation into the unlawful protest with a view to unravel the circumstances behind the dastardly act.”, shehu further added.

Shehu also warned parents and guardians to always have a firm control of their children so that they don’t involve in violent activities.

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