Kaduna Police Arrest Masterminds of Kajuru Attacks

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Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umaru Muri, said yesterday that some suspects were arrested over the recent attacks in Kajuru, warning Adara, Fulani and other nationalities in the area to stop reprisal attacks.

Briefing journalists at the end of the security meeting in Government House, Kaduna, Muri warned Adara and Fulani to desist from taking laws into their hands, advising Kajuru residents to always report any case to security agencies for prompt action.

Muri said, “We discussed at length last time we met here and today we decided to invite Adara elected and Fulani leaders for this security meeting. With time, we will meet with Adara, Fulani, Hausa leaders and other stakeholders to work for peace in the area. Reprisal attacks cannot solve the problem and all concerned should desist from it. Both Adara and Fulani have been warned not to take laws into their hands. We made some arrests; I can’t tell the exact numbers but we made arrests over the recent incident in Kajuru community. In no distant time, we will have peace in Kajuru.” he said.

Also speaking, the member of House of Representatives representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal constituency, Hon. Yakubu Umar Barde, said the people of Kajuru should build confidence among themselves for peaceful coexistence.

He added that leaders of the area will continue to preach peace to residents.

Also speaking, the member representing Kajuru at Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Samuel Ubankato Tanko, said some people are benefiting from the continued attacks in Kajuru.

“What we want to achieve now is the peaceful coexistence among Adara and Fulani people. It is unfortunate, some people are benefiting from this crisis and they don’t want it to stop.

“We want both Fulani and Adara, to come together and tackle criminals that are invading our communities,” Tanko said.