Ahmad Abdurrahaman, Kaduna state commissioner of police, says the command has charged 97 suspects to court for their involvement in the recent crisis in Kasuwan Magani area of the state.
According to NAN, Abdulrrahaman said this at a press briefing in Kaduna on Thursday.
He said 45 of the suspects were arraigned at the chief magistrates’ court in the state on October 24, while 52 suspects were arraigned on October 31.
He said normalcy had been restored in all the troubled areas in the state.
He urged members of the public to continue to provide the police with useful information regarding activities of persons likely to constitute danger to the society.
“The command is currently committed to post-violence management efforts and I am appealing to the general public to support the command to ensure success by giving us prompt and relevant information that can facilitate peaceful coexistence in the state as well as expose criminally minded people and rumour peddlers in our midst,” he said.
He added that within the last two weeks, another set of 26 suspects were arrested for crimes not related to Kasuwan Magani crisis.
He said the police recovered one locally made pistol; one short dane gun; single barrel gun; four live cartridges; a Toyota Siena registered DKA 830 AU; two fabricated wooden pistols; seven machetes; two knives; one torch light and 20 bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
He noted that the 26 suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
“The crimes include criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, rape, illegal and possession of firearms, kidnapping, culpable homicide, drug peddling among others,” he said.
“I wish to thank the good people of Kaduna state for their support to the police and other security agencies during this trying period and to appeal for strict compliance during the remaining curfew period.”