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A group, the CLEEN Foundation, on Tuesday, urged the police to exhibit more commitment to their mandate of protecting lives and property of Nigerians.

The Executive Director of CLEEN, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Chukwuma said the spate of violence and needless deaths of Nigerian citizens under different circumstances, including assassinations and robberies had given cause for concern.

He said, 'The government should not allow the violence in some parts of Plateau State to be swept under the carpet.'

'We are aware that about 150 people had been arrested, out of which 44 where held for murder and the others for possession of arms and displaying unbecoming conducts.

'We are still watching the government to see what they are going to do to these people.'

The CLEEN Foundation Director noted that many of the suspects were held on murder charges, saying it was a capital offence in which they had no right of bail.

'So we will be surprised if those who have confessed to the crime of murder are suddenly released, that will be one indication that the case is not being taken or followed seriously,' he added.