Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State/Photo: NAN

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has announced the arrest of some of the people behind attacks in the southern part of the state.

While disclosing the names during his visit to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyle Abeh, the governor vowed that all those involved in the attacks would be prosecuted.

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Governor El-Rufai noted that his administration would not tolerate any form of criminality and lawlessness in the north-west state.

Governor El-Rufai called on citizens of the state to embrace peace and tolerate one another for the interest of peace and development of the state.

On his part, the Police Commissioner while parading some of the suspects before the governor, said they were arrested for various offences.

Abeh said the offences range from involvement in Southern Kaduna violence to armed robbery and kidnapping.

He then assured the governor that the command would not drop the ante until criminals were chased out of the state.

Muslim clerics call for lawmaker’s arrest

The Council of Imams and Ulamas have called on Federal and Kaduna State governments to arrest the Senator representing Kaduna South in the National Assembly, Danjuma Laah, and few others for, according to its members, making inflammatory statements which led to the recent Southern Kaduna crisis.

In its address to journalists, the Councils Chairman, Sheikh Abubakar Babatunde, said the group was in support of Federal and Kaduna State government in taking any measures legally to deal with any individual or group of persons found guilty in the attacks without fear or favour.