Zamfara Police Nabs 40 Suspects Over Alleged Looting, Vandalisation Of Govt, Individual Property,  APC Office



No fewer than 40 suspected hoodlums have been arrested in connection with the looting of government, individuals facilities and office of the All Progressive Congress (APC) by police operatives in Zamfara State, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt

Dangerous weapons which include cutlasses, knives and clubs were also recovered from the suspects.

The police alleged that the suspects took advantage of the announcement of Governorship result on Tuesday 21st March 2023 and embarked on Jubilation that later turned to violence, leading to the destruction of  property.

Spokesperson of the Command SP Mohammed Shehu in a statement on behalf of the Commissioner of Police disclosed that the houses of politicians were mostly affected during the looting spree.

He identified the suspects to include one Yahaya Abubakar, aged 50years old and 39 others.

The police image maker disclosed that some of the looted and vandalised property were recovered by police detectives.

Shehu listed them to include 36 bundles of wrappers, eight cushion chairs, three 

set of television, one 5000 litre tank, one solar panel, six bags of POP cement, one Golf 3 vehicle, two speakers, one caterpiller radiator, two rugs carpet, one freezer, one bundle of armoured cable wire and three window burglary proofs.

They include one  big gate, one office centre table, one centre table drawer, one air conditioner, seven Ron rods, four doors, one ceiling fans, four signboards banners of APC, pieces of office cotton,  office chairs.and bag of rice.

According to the police spokesperson, ” The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, who led Joint Police and other security agencies brought the situation under control and thereafter arrested twenty six (26) suspects in connection with the incident. Area Commanders and DPOs also embarked on similar exercise in their respective area to avert escalation.

” The ongoing investigation by the Police detectives led to the arrest of another fourteen (14) suspects and recovery of  looted and vandalised property as underlisted above.

” The Commissioner of Police while appealing for calm, reassures for diligent investigation with a view to arresting fleeing suspects and their collaborators for prosecution as well as recover the looted property”.


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