Army/Shi’ite clash: Police release 83 detainees, arraign 191 as KDSG urges Gyellesu residents to return home

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Army/Shi’ite clash: Police release 83 detainees, arraign 191 as KDSG urges Gyellesu residents to return home

 By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna.

Kaduna State Police Command has released 83 suspects comprising of 34 juveniles and 49 women that were arrested during the Zaria clash between a detachment of the Nigerian Army and the members of Shiites movement and arraigned 191 others for various offence.

Those arraigned are for offences including obstruction of highways, possession of weapons and attacking security agents.

The suspects have been placed on remand pending the conclusion of ongoing investigations which may lead to charges being filed at the State High Court or the Federal High court.

In the same vein, according to a release by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant Media and Publicity to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Security Council has deliberated on recent events in the State. Following briefings received from all security agencies operating in the State, the state “Security Council unanimously resolved as follows; adequate security measures would be put in place across the State ahead of MauludChristmas and New Year festivities in the State. Citizens were advised to continue to be law abiding and report to security agencies, traditional and religious leaders and the government any threat to peace and stability of the State.

 

“Residents of Gyellesu in Zaria Local Government area of the State that fled their homes following the unfortunate incident on the 12th December, 2015 are encouraged to return to their homes, as security agencies have been permanently stationed in the community to provide adequate security for citizens residing in the area.

 

“Citizens, whose properties or belongings were abandoned on the streets, including vehicles, motorcycles and other properties were advised to retrieve their properties upon identification and proof of ownership.

 

“Citizens running lawful businesses in the area were also advised to go about their normal businesses without any hindrance in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

Army/Shi’ite clash: Police release 83 detainees, arraign 191 as KDSG urges Gyellesu residents to return home

 

By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna.

 

Kaduna State Police Command has released 83 suspects comprising of 34 juveniles and 49 women that were arrested during the Zaria clash between a detachment of the Nigerian Army and the members of Shiites movement and arraigned 191 others for various offence.

Those arraigned are for offences including obstruction of highways, possession of weapons and attacking security agents.

The suspects have been placed on remand pending the conclusion of ongoing investigations which may lead to charges being filed at the State High Court or the Federal High court.

In the same vein, according to a release by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant Media and Publicity to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Security Council has deliberated on recent events in the State. Following briefings received from all security agencies operating in the State, the state “Security Council unanimously resolved as follows; adequate security measures would be put in place across the State ahead of MauludChristmas and New Year festivities in the State. Citizens were advised to continue to be law abiding and report to security agencies, traditional and religious leaders and the government any threat to peace and stability of the State.

“Residents of Gyellesu in Zaria Local Government area of the State that fled their homes following the unfortunate incident on the 12th December, 2015 are encouraged to return to their homes, as security agencies have been permanently stationed in the community to provide adequate security for citizens residing in the area.

“Citizens, whose properties or belongings were abandoned on the streets, including vehicles, motorcycles and other properties were advised to retrieve their properties upon identification and proof of ownership.

“Citizens running lawful businesses in the area were also advised to go about their normal businesses without any hindrance in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

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