Police Arrest 9 Shiites Members, Vow To Arrest More
The Police Command in Kaduna, has arrested nine suspected members of Shiites following the killing of a police officer yesterday.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Iwar today, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) Mr Muhktar Aliyu in Kaduna.
He said the command had deployed men from its intelligence unit to trail the leaders and coordinators of the attack.
He described the killing of the policeman as confrontational and a calculated attempt to force the police into conflict with the group to disrupt the peace in the state.
“In the cause of containing the incident, a number of suspects were arrested and will soon be charged to court”, he added.
The Police spokesman also noted that no stone will be left unturned in the quest of seeking justice as the command will make sure perpetrators are brought to book.
He however enjoined members of the public “to work with the police and other security agencies by providing timely information on any emerging threat to our collective peaceful existence”.
“They are also to caution their relations and wards to desist from supporting or joining the violent group as the command has resolved to apply the full weight of the law in dealing with persons disturbing the peace in the state,’’ Aliyu said.