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Post Election: Police Detained 40 Suspects For Vandalism, Theft In Zamfara

Post Election: Police Detained 40 Suspects For Vandalism, Theft In Zamfara

By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli

The Police Command of Zamfara state detained 40 suspects on charges of vandalism and theft after the announcement of Zamfara gubernatorial election results on Tuesday.

This is stated in a statement circulated on Friday in Gusau by the Police Public Relations Officer Muhammad Shehu.

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According to him, the detainees took advantage of the announcement of the results of the gubernatorial elections for violent attacks on the homes and offices of the APC leaders and facilities of the government.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kolo Yusuf, who led joint police and other security agencies, brought the situation under control and thereafter arrested 26 suspects in connection with the incident.

“Area Commanders and DPOs also embarked on similar exercises in their respective areas of duty to avert escalation.

“The ongoing investigation by the police detectives led to the arrest of another 14 suspects and recovery of looted and vandalised properties”, he said.

He said the police were on the trail of other hoodlums who participated in the mayhem.

The spokesman said that the CP had reassured of diligent investigation with a view to arresting fleeing suspects and their collaborators for prosecution, as well as recovery of the looted properties.

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