Zamfara State Police Command has arrested eighteen irate youths in possession of gun and other dangerous weapons over breach of
public peace in Shinkafi local government area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the state police command, Mohammed Sheu (SP) made this public in a press statement.
Sheu said that the youths were nabbed for organising and partaking in an unlawful assembly, illicit demonstration and damage to public and private properties in Shinkafi council area.
The PPRO said that the youths were suspectedly sponsored to undermine the relative peace of the area were carrying dane guns, cutlasses and sticks to the Palace of Emir of Shinkafi and houses of One Murtala Dele and Moyi Sidi where they vandalised windows and doors.
He said that the Joint Police and Military patrol quickly responded and dispersed the protesters to avoid unwarranted break down of law and order and possible loss of lives and properties.
Sheu said that all the suspects and the recovered exhibits are in police custody.
Meanwhile, Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro(CP) has Ordered the State CID to commence a discreet investigation into the unlawful protest with a view to unravel the circumstances behind the dastardly act.
He further warned parents and guardians to always have a firm control of their children so that they don’t involve in violence activities.