Police apprehend 93 suspects, regained stolen items in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 93 suspects in connection with the looting and vandalisation of public and private properties in various parts of the State.

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna, Mr Umar Muri disclosed this on Saturday while briefing reporters on the security situation in the state.

Mr Muri stated that the arrested suspects who were under the disguise of #EndSARS protesters were responsible for the unprecedented vandalisation and theft of public and private properties across the state.

He revealed that the police also recovered several looted items, including: bags of grains, mattresses, bundles of zinc, computers, air conditioners, water testing machines, and many others, all looted from the NAFDAC office and other places.

While speaking on the state of lawlessness, the police commissioner explained that the command working in synergy with other sister security agencies, have so far dealt decisively with all acts of lawlessness in the state.

He noted that efforts were ongoing to charge all the suspects to court for the crimes committed.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in a meeting, have appealed to youth leaders across the 23 LGA in Kaduna, not to indulge in any act that would spark violence and looting in the State.

Mallam El-Rufai gave an assurance that those behind the looting and threat to peace in Kaduna South and Chikun LGAs would be prosecuted in line with the provisions of the law.

The governor also condemned the recent attack on policemen and police barracks in some parts of the country, during which some security personnel were killed.

Although he admitted that there were some bad officers in the force that should be fished out, he warned against attacking police officers or tagging the entire force as bad.

The Governor stressed the need for citizens and leaders to come together and help the police to perform better in securing the lives and property of the people.

The meeting had in attendance: The Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, and the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud, among other top government officials.

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