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Kaduna: Shiite members arrested over killing of policeman


The Police Command in Kaduna yesterday said it had arrested nine suspected members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) known as the Shiite, over violent attack on police officers in the state.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) Muhktar Aliyu, who confirmed the killing of a police officer during the attack. He said the command had deployed officers to trail the leaders and coordinators of the attack.

He described the action 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. The police will not leave any stone unturned in making sure that those who are bent on perpetrating evil through violence are brought to book. Members of the public are enjoined 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,’’ he said.

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