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Police allegedly shot at Nasarawa peaceful protesters

Following the peaceful protest that erupted in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, over the Supreme Court judgment confirming Abdullahi Sule as the duly elected governor, protesters have allegedly been shot at by the Nigerian Police. 

The police officers who were drafted by the Nasarawa State Police Command to disperse the protest reportedly shot at the peaceful protesters, killing at least two people while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The protest, which consisted of women and youths, was unarmed and had earlier blocked the Lafia-Jos road, causing motorists to seek alternative routes.

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Meanwhile, the state police commissioner, Mr Umar Shehu Nadada, has disclosed that it has arrested 38 suspected criminals in connection with the protest and added that 29 motorcycles were recovered from the arrested persons.

Mr. Nadada said the detained persons violated the peace accord signed by the leadership of the major political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

He said the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the state to reveal the identity of their sponsors. 

“Those suspects arrested are currently with the command’s Criminal Investigative Department (CID), helping the police with useful information to enable us identify those behind the crisis, they will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said. 

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