Death toll in Kaduna crisis rises to 12

By Samuel Adesanya

The death toll in Monday’s crisis in Kaduna State has risen to 12.

It was also learnt that 18 persons were arrested yesterday.

Police Commissioner Austin Iwar, who addressed reporters after a visit, vowed to unravel causes of the crisis.

Iwar, who visited the community with other top security chiefs, including the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Mohammed, and Commandant of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Modu Goni, was shocked at the destruction.

He said: “It is unfortunate, the level of destruction here; some people were killed and property destroyed. This is not what we wished for our state.

“We will not leave any stone unturned in investigating the remote and the immediate causes of this problem. We will talk to the stakeholders to find out the real problem. We will resolve the crisis through a civil problem-solving approach and consider the criminal aspect of it.

“So far, we have arrested 18 people for their suspected involvement and we are working to ensure we get to the root of the matter.”

The 11 victims were buried about midnight while one of the injured, died in hospital yesterday, Iwar added.


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