Kaduna Police Command arrest suspects involved in Jere unrest

By The Citizen

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested some unspecified number of suspects believed to have a hand in the Saturday attack on the Chief of Jere, Alhaji Usman Sa'ad.

The monarch, who is the husband to Sen. Nenadi Usman, was attacked on his way to Abuja when he stopped to intervene in a land dispute between two communities in his domain.

“Yes we have arrested some persons in connection with that attack. That is all I can say for now because we are still investigating,” Police Public Relations Officer, Aminu Lawan, said in Kaduna.

He said that security personnel had already been deployed “in large numbers”, to the troubled area to restore peace and ward off any reprisals.

The Police spokesperson advised people to continue to live in peace and harmony, and suggested that any misunderstanding should be reported to the appropriate authority.

“Any thing that can disrupt the peace and unity in the state should be promptly reported to the security agencies; no one should take the law into his or her hands,” he said.