Post-Election Violence: Police Arrest 40 Hoodlums For Looting In Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested forty suspected hoodlums who took advantage of the announcement of the Governorship result on Tuesday 21st March 2023 and embarked on Jubilation that later turned to violence, leading to the destruction and Looting of Government facilities, APC Party offices and Individual Houses mostly those of Politicians.

State Public Relations officer, PPRO, of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement made available to Swift Reporters said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf, who led Joint Police and other security agencies brought the situation under control and thereafter arrested twenty-six suspects in connection with the incident.

Area Commanders and DPOs also embarked on a similar exercise in their respective areas to avert escalation.

The ongoing investigation by the Police detectives led to the arrest of another fourteen suspects and the recovery of looted and vandalised property: such as Thirty-Six Bundles of Wrappers, Eight Cushion Chairs, Three Sets of Television, One 5000 Litre Tank, One Solar Panel, Six bags of POP Cement, One Golf three Vehicle, Two Speakers, One Caterpillar Radiator, Two Rugs Carpet, One Freezer, One Bundle of Armoured Cable wire, Three Window Burglary proofs, One Big gate, One Office Centre Table, One Centre Table Drawer. One Air Conditioner, Seven Iron Rods, Four Doors, One Ceiling Fan, Four Signboard Banners of APC, Pieces of Office Cotton, Drugs and Tablets, Three Office Chairs, Bags of Rice, and Cutlasses. Knives and Sticks

The Commissioner of Police while appealing for calmness, reassures for the diligent investigation to arrest fleeing suspects and their collaborators for prosecution as well as recover the looted property.