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Zamfara killings: Minister orders arrest of perpetrators

Adelani Adepegba and Femi Makinde

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has condemned the murder of eight students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic,Talata Mafara in Zamfara State.

He has also ordered the police to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice and directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reactivate the university and polytechnic campus intelligence network to nip in the bud such violence.

This was contained in a statement by the Press Secretary to the minister, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, on Thursday.

This is as the Chairman of the Osun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Elisha Ogundiya, blamed the government for the incessant killings of Christians in the northern part of the country.

Dambazau admonished the youths to stop taking the law into their hands, and to adhere to laid down procedures in settling their differences, “as enshrined in the social contract which shifts the burden of redress to constituted government authorities.”

The Osun State CAN chair in Osogbo on Wednesday  told one of our correspondents on the sidelines of a programme organised by the Osun State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists  to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state that the killings of Christians had become so common that their (Christians’)lives were no longer safe either in their homes or in public places.

Ogundiya said, “The government did not take proactive measures and they are not taking it, that is why these incessant, mindless killings have continued especially in the North.

“The government owes the citizens of this country the responsibility to protect them wherever they may be. But they are not doing this effectively.

“If security apparatus are in order, these killings won’t be happening all the time. Also if those who are killing are well informed, they will stop the killings. God is not happy with any nation shedding the blood of the innocent.”

Meanwhile, the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has re-opened eight out of the nine satellite prisons in Bauchi State that were closed down in 2012 in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The prisons were opened on August 15.


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