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Police arrest 10 suspects for allegedly burning IDPs houses in Nasarawa (Guardian)

Police arrest 10 suspects for allegedly burning IDPs houses in Nasarawa (Guardian)

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 10 people for allegedly setting ablaze the houses deserted by the Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) in Nasarawa/Benue border towns.

DSP Idirisu Kennedy, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), stated this on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the command headquarters in Lafia.

According to him, surprisingly some of the suspects arrested in connection with the offence turned out to be of the same tribal extraction with their victims. He said on Feb. 11 one Nicholas Alua and three others, who are all Tiv people, were arrested for burning three houses of their Tiv brothers at Farin Ruwa 1 of Obi Local Government Area (LGA).

He added on Ijakeni Uhon of Gidan Nguinyi a Tiv man was arrested for setting fire on 25 houses belonging to some Tiv people at Gidan Wakili. Read more

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