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8 arrested over Southern Kaduna killings

The Security personnel of Operation Safe Haven, the special task force in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Southern Kaduna has arrested eight persons suspected to be behind the latest attacks and isolated killings in the southern parts of Kaduna.


Sector 7 Commander of the OPSH, Colonel David Nwankonobi while addressing Journalists on Monday at the headquarters of Sector 7 in Kafachan said the suspects were arrested with various weapons.


He said, troops, acting on credible intelligence arrested six suspects at Lere LGA of Kaduna state.

The suspects had in their possession , one locally fabricated pump action gun, two locally made pistols, machetes and motorcycles, he said.


In Chawai, a community between the fringes of Kauru and Zangon Kataf LGA, one Adamu Joseph alongside William Barnabas were arrested with a locally made action gun, cartridges, mobile phones, and dagger.


Colonel Nwankonobi also said the identity of those who carried out the last attack has been revealed and gave the assurance that they would be apprehended soon.

Southern Kaduna has witnessed several killings since June leading to the death of over a hundred people.

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