No fewer than 93 suspects have been apprehended by the Nigerian Police Force in connection to the crisis in some parts of Kaduna State.
The police revealed that the apprehended persons were accused of been responsible for the crisis that rocked the state.
Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Police Public Relation officer made this disclosure when 18 suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery and car snatching were paraded in Abuja on Monday.
The Police also disclosed that some suspects involved in the abduction and murder of a traditional ruler, Agom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima have been arrested.
“So far, we have arrested 93 suspects for being actively responsible for the crisis in Kasuwar Magani in Kaduna South and for other crisis that occurred in other Local government areas within Kaduna State.
“43 of the suspects are being prosecuted as we speak, while 50 are currently in Police custody and investigation is ongoing to know the level of their involvement in the activity.
“The 93 suspects are from different divides and from across borders.” he said.
Moshood reiterated the commitment of the Inspector General of the Police, Ibrahim Idris to ensure that efforts are made to ensure that those responsible for the crisis in the state are brought to book.
He also assured residents and travelers of adequate security within and outside Kaduna State.
According to him: “The AIG in charge of Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu is still on ground to supervise the security architecture and we will ensure that permanent peace is sustained.
“Normalcy has been restored and the period of curfew has been relaxed. Residents and travelers are assured of adequate security.”
On whether those who killed the Agom Adara were part of the 93 arrested, he said: “We are deep into investigation of that matter and some suspects have been arrested but I won’t tell you the details yet.
“We want to ensure that anybody who has hand in the killing of the traditional ruler for whatsoever reason are arrested and prosecuted appropriately.”