From Umar Dankano,Yola
The Adamawa state Police Command has announced the arrest of thirty (30) suspects in connection with the ethnic violence that erupted Tingno and Titto Villages, leaving many death and property worth millions destroyed in Lamurde local government Area.
Spokesman of the command,DSP Suleiman Nguroje gave the announcement in a press statement issued in Yola, Monday, stressing that the command in collaboration with sister agencies in a move to contain the escalation of the crisis arrested the suspects with dangerous weapons in their disposal.
Nguroje stated that 30 suspects have been arrested and dangerous weapons like Dane-guns,swords,cutlasses were also recovered in connection with communal clash in Tingno.
Recall that the conflict which occurred on Thursday to Friday as a result of a minor disagreement between a Hausa commercial motor cyclist and a Choba man in Tigno village ended up claiming 42 lives and many houses razed down as over 50 injured were taken to Yola Specialist hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds.
Nguroje while assuring the public of the command’s commitment to protecting lives and properties said people are urged to respectfully comply with all directives so that peace can be attained.
“The command while urging members of the public to adhere strictly equally warns the officers and men deployed for this operation to display high level of professionalism,operate within the context of the law and respect Human rights.
“All those apprehended will be diligently investigated and prosecuted as the command’s calls on people to stay at home and remain safe”
“The command in collaboration with sister security agencies will commence the full enforcement of the directives effective from today Monday 18th May,2020.Nguroje added
However,the state government has imposed 24 hours dust to dawn curfew in the entire Lamurde local government council pledging to track down the perpetrators of the violence for prosecution.
“Sequel to breach of peace in Tingno Dutse,Tito,Sabon Layi and Bagashi communities,Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has imposed a 24 hours curfew with immediate effect.