According to reports, the irate youths took to the streets of Shinkafi town and went to the houses of two persons and the Emir’s palace holding cutlasses and some weapons, however, no fewer than 18 persons have been arrested for vandalizing the Emir’s Palace in Zamfara State.
SP Mohammed Shehu, Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer stated that they were arrested for allegedly sponspored to to undermine relative peace in the State.
“We have arrested 18 suspects for organising and partaking in an unlawful assembly, illicit demonstration and damage to public and private properties in Shinkafi Local Goverment Area.
“The youths who were suspected to be sponsored to undermine the relative peace of the area. They were carrying Dane guns, cutlasses and sticks to the Palace of Emir of Shinkafi and houses of one Murtala Dele and Moyi Sidi where they vandalised the windows and doors of the three houses.”
He disclosed that the joint police and military force quickly responded and dispersed the protesters to avoid unwarranted breakdown of law and order and possible loss of lives and properties.
“Eighteen (18) Suspects were arrested in possession of Dane guns, cutlasses and sticks.”
Speaking further he said the suspects are in Police Custody and are undergoing interrogation.