Zamfara blasphemy killings: Police identify 14 suspects

Zamfara blasphemy killings: Police identify 14 suspects

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:19 pm



The Zamfara State Police Command said it had identified 14 persons as masterminds and perpetrators of the Aug. 22, Talata-Mafara crisis which claimed eight lives.


This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, on Wednesday in Gusau.


According to the statement, the eight persons that died during the crisis were among the suspects that were discovered in the course of police investigation.


It said that one Bashir Adamu from Kuryan Madaro of Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of the state had been arrested and charged to court over his involvement in the crisis.


Similarly, another person who sustained injuries during the disturbance was undergoing treatment at the hospital after which he would also be charged to court.


At the moment, the statement said, that the police had spread its dragnet to arrest those on the run and bring them to book.


The command warned that anyone found disturbing the peaceful coexistence among the people in the state would face the full wrath of the law.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that crisis broke at the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, on August 22, following a fight between two male students which turned religious and led to the death of eight persons.(NAN)

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