Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Police Arrest 19 Suspects in Nasarawa Mayhem

Lafia — The police in Nasarawa State, at the weekend, paraded 19 suspects they have arrested in connection with the penultimate week mayhem which hit Agyaragu, at the outskirt of Lafia and left 10 persons confirmed dead.

"The arm of the law may be slow, but it is steady, and leaves no doubt that we are recording success as we go after the perpetrators of the arson", Abayomi Akeremale, state commissioner of police said, while parading the suspects before newsmen at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Lafia.

The police commissioner did not disclose the identity of the suspects, but said they were trailed and picked during and after the arson which death toll he had earlier confirmed to be 10. "Some of the suspects were arrested at the scene of the crisis following an information received that some criminals were operating along the railway line in Agyaragu town, but when police got to the scene, it discovered that the incident was beyond robbery as houses and shops were been razed down."

He said one AK 47 gun, 28 rounds of live ammunitions, and assorted charms among others, were recovered from the suspects, who, according to him, will be charged to court over the offences of killing, arson and stealing.

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