17 suspects, some including Fulani herdsmen, have been paraded by the Police for their alleged involvement in the crisis rocking some parts of Southern Kaduna.
Briefing Journalists in Abuja, the Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, revealed that the success was recorded after the IGP constituted an Operation Harmony team which comprised the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Intelligence Response Team, the IGP Monitoring Unit, Police K9 (Sniffer Dog Section), Police Air wing and Police Medical Team with Headquarters in Kafanchan.
He explained that the suspects were arrested for inciting public disturbance, disturbance of public peace, causing mischief by fire, culpable homicide, theft and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms and acts which led to the death of so many people.
“Concerned by the recent unfortunate sectarian crisis in Kafanchan and neighbouring communities in Kaduna state where so many innocent lives were lost and properties worth millions of naira destroyed, as a result of this and the need to put a final stop to the crisis the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris constituted a Joint Tactical Operation Squad (Operation Harmony),” he said.
“The operation recorded remarkable achievements in tackling the crisis and preventing further disturbance of public peace across southern Kaduna.
“17 suspects were arrested in the act and catches of fire arms and ammunition were recovered from them. They would be charged for homicide to ensure that it serves as active deterrent to others.
“All the suspects paraded comprises of the Fulani’s and the natives. It was reported in certain session of the press that nobody has been arrested and investigated but it is not true.
The suspects paraded are: Nelson Paul, Bulus Jatau, Magaji Shaibu, Danlami Yakubu, Idris Bello, Danjuma Barde, Goma Adamu, Samuel Joshua and Abudulkareem Abdul.
Other suspects are: Haruna Iliyasu, Hassan Idris, Adamu Haruna, Adamu Umar, Sulieman Saleh, Abubakar Mohammadu and Muhammad Jori.