© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Police Investigates Attack On Zamfara Acting Gov
The Zamfara State Police Command says it is investigating the alleged attack on the motorcade of the acting governor of the state, Sanusi Rikiji, on Saturday.
The public relations officer, PPRO, for the command, Lawal Abdullahi, a deputy superintendent of Police, made the disclosure on Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Birnin-Magaji.
Abdullahi described the attack as “unfortunate”, saying that the police would not fold its arms and allow such unbecoming behaviours by youths.
He said that the police had deployed troops of mobile and regular police to maintain peace in the area.
The police image maker assured that anyone found involved in the attack would face “the full wrath of the law”.
Scores of angry youths on Saturday, attacked Rikiji’s motorcade in Birnin-magajiin, headquarters of Birnin-magaji local government area of the state over what they described as the “poor security provision in the state”, among other grievances.
They used stones and sticks on the motorcade of the acting governor before they were dispersed by the combined efforts of the police escort, the military and men of the State Security Service, SSS.
Rikiji, who is also the speaker of the State House of Assembly, was in the area to condole the families of three Fulani youths allegedly killed on Thursday by youths of Tudun-Kuya village in the local government.
The killers of the three deceased were said to have suspected them of being members of “the Fulani killer gangs” said to be terrorising villages in different parts of the state.