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Police Arrest 5 In Connection With Burning Of A Church In Kaduna



Scene of a protest (File Photo)

The Kaduna state police command have announced the arrest of five suspects in connection with the burning down of a church and police station in Narayi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

As earlier reported by Naija News, youths in the area had set ablaze the church building over suspicion of foul play in the death of a worker hired to carry out some repairs in the church.

Speaking on the incident, spokesman of the command, ASP Muhktar Aliyu, warned that nobody would be allowed to take the law into their own hands.

“The youth were angry over the death of a boy, who was working as a mason with the pastor of the church.”

“When the incident was reported, we prevailed on the youths, and adopted civil and proactive measures to calm them.”

“The police rescued the pastor and took him to the police outpost and later to Barnawa Divisional Police station.”

“Later the youths came around 4:00 am and set the Church and part of the police outpost ablaze, ” he said.

Aliyu added that the Police Commissioner, Mr Austin Iwar has ordered full investigation and prosecution of those involved.

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