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Police arrest 18 for burning senator’s house

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For burning the personal house of Senator Kabiru Gaya in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano during a protest, the State Police command has arrested 18 suspects.

The protesters also vandalized the poultry farm of House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud.

The suspects were apprehended during the violence, according to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya.

Majiya disclosed that the state Police Commissioner, Mr Maigari Dikko who visited the area ordered the arrest of five others believed to be the mastermind of the protest.

“We have arrested 18 suspects and they are now assisting us in our investigations.

“Similarly, the commissioner has ordered the arrest of five others identified as masterminds of the protest”, he said.

According to him, the commissioner had ordered the deployment of additional security personnel to enhance security in the area.

He added that the police commissioners had visited the families of the affected politicians where he sympathized with them.

Majiya said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspects would be prosecuted.

Some angry youths had on Wednesday set ablaze the personal residence of Sen. Kabiru Gaya and vandalized the poultry farm of House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud.

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