The Command received a report that some of group disgruntled youths and adults mainly from Daddara village, Jibia LGA of Katsina state, came out in their numbers, tumultuously rioting and protesting. The angry protesters were reported to have blocked the Katsina – Jibia Highway, exactly at Dadda village, smashing and destroying vehicles of security agencies and that of innocent citizens passing along the highway. They also set ablaze a Police Border Control Post – Daddara, Nigerian Immigration Service Check point – Danmasani, one Police Border Patrol Van (stationery), one Volkswagen Gulf III motor vehicle belonging to the officer in charge of the police border post, two AK 47 rifles belonging to Joint Border Drill Forces, one Ak 47 rifle and a pistol belonging to Police Mounted troops. The rioters smashed and damaged the windscreen of many motor vehicles of innocent commuters passing through the highway. Consequently, the Command swiftly deployed teams of Police mobile Force (PMF) and conventional units to the area and have succeeded in arresting forty-three (43) persons found rioting. The teams have brought the situation under control as normalcy has returned to the area. But sadly one person lost his life during the fracas. Investigation revealed that, the riot was purportedly sponsored by smugglers and their agents targeting joint border patrol personnel and their facilities. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arrest more perpetrators and their sponsors to book, as the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc has promised to bring all perpetrators to book to serve as deterrent to others.
SP Gambo Isah
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command