The Niger State police have arrested six persons allegedly involved in attacking Governor Abubakar Bello at Bida town on Thursday, March 8.
The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Mr Dibal Yakadi, confirmed the arrests to the News Agency of Nigeria, in Minna.
It was gathered that Governor Bello had gone to assess the damage on Bida Old Market, which was burnt on March 1 and to sympathise with traders affected by the incident.
On the occasion, some youths booed the governor and threw stones at his official vehicle.
Yakadi said the police had commenced investigation to establish those who sponsored the action.
He said ”As soon as we finished our investigation the suspects will be charged to court,”
Yakadi stated that the command would not tolerate any act capable of disturbing the peace of the state . He warned the people, especially the youth, to desist from all forms of political violence and thuggery.
The commissioner also charged the youth not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction as anyone caught would be made to face the law.
” We will ensure diligent prosecutions of all those involved so as to serve as a lesson for others who are thinking in the same direction,” he said.
He added that the command had already taken proactive security measures to deal with any form of security threat to peace in the state.