Zamfara killings: Police arrest two
Gwary said the suspects were apprehended by a joint patrol of the police and military, assisted by local vigilance members, at two hide-outs in neighbouring villages
The Zamfara State Police Command said on Saturday that it has arrested two suspects allegedly connected with the killing of more than 30 persons at Kizara, Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects were paraded before Governor Abdulaziz Yari at Kizara by the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwary, while conducting the governor round the deserted village.
Gwary said the suspects were apprehended by a joint patrol of the police and military, assisted by local vigilance members, at two hide-outs in neighbouring villages.
The commissioner assured Yari that the patrol team would continue hunting the killers until they were all arrested.
Responding, Yari advised the Commissioner of Police not to allow anything happen to the suspects until reliable information was obtained from them or “you will be held responsible”.
He advised that the suspects should be given heavy security protection and that they should be moved immediately to Gusau, the state capital, for more questioning.
The governor, who was away on an overseas trip when the incident occurred, prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead and promised to assist the villagers.
About 150 gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of June 18, during which 30 persons were killed.