- Criminal gangs in Kaduna state are now in a serious trouble as the police and religious leaders have agree to work together to ensure that the state is peaceful
- The state officers spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said the decision was followed by a meeting that the leaders had with the commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdulrahaman
- Abdulrahaman urged leaders to talk to their youths on the need to eschew violence and live in harmony with one another
The police, traditional and religious leaders on Tuesday, August 28, agreed to work together in flushing out criminal gangs destabilising the peace in parts of Kaduna state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports a statement issued by the police spokesman in the state, Yakubu Sabo, stated that the decision followed a meeting with the commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdulrahaman and leaders of the JNI and CAN.
It said that the meeting, which was in reaction to recent communal violence in Unguwan Yero and Kwaru areas of Kaduna, agreed that the police would carryout daily raids of all black spots to flush out the criminals.
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The meeting was attended by districts and village heads, officials of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
“The commissioner tasked the stakeholders to cooperate with the effort the Kaduna state police command in ensuring peaceful coexistence among the diverse groups and curtail crimes within the state.
“He enjoined the leaders to talk to their youths on the need to eschew violence and live in harmony with one another.
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“The commissioner assured the leaders that the police command will ensure that justice prevails and perpetrators of the recent violence at Unguwan Yaro and Kwaru will be fished out and brought to justice.”
It said that the various leaders pledged their support and ensure all hoodlums in their communities were fished out and not allowed to incite violence.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the police command in Kaduna state declared that its officers arrested no fewer than 23 persons in connection with the alleged killing of a member of “Sara Suka’’, a street gang in the state.
Muhktar Aliyu, the police public relations officer in the command, said the arrest occurred on Sunday at about 6:30pm in Kawo area of Kaduna.
Aliyu said: "What happened was that a 27-year-old member of the street gang, Ibrahim Ashiru lost his life when he allegedly claimed to have renounced his membership of the gang."
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