Police Arrests 18 Irate Youths In Zamfara State

Written by Basirat Memudu

From Abdulrazak Bello Kaura

Zamfara State Police Command has arrested eighteen suspects for organising and partaking in an unlawful assembly, illicit demonstration and damage to public and private properties in Shinkafi LGA.

Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, CP Aburu Yaro

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu made this known in Gusau, the State capital.

He said the Youths who were suspectedly sponsored to undermine the relative peace of the area were carrying Dane Guns, cutlasses and sticks to the Palace of Emir of Shinkafi and houses of one Murtala Dele and Moyi Sidi where they vandalised windows and doors of the three houses.

Confiscated Arms

Mohammed Shehu pointed out that joint Police and Military quickly responded and dispersed the protesters to avoid unwarranted break down of law and order and possible loss of lives and properties.

The Public Relations Officer noted that the Commissioner of Police CP Abutu Yaro had ordered State CID to commence a discreet investigation into the unlawful protest with a view to unraveling the circumstances behind the act.

He further warned parents and guardians to always have firm control of their children so that they don’t involve in violent activities.