July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

BREAKING: 10 Arrested Over Killing Of Zamfara Muslim Scholar

The Zamfara State government on Wednesday said 10 persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Hassan Mada.

The prominent Islamic scholar was allegedly killed by operatives of the state’s security outfit, Community Protection Guards, CPG.

According to reports, the incident occurred when operatives of the CPG reportedly invaded Sheik Mada’s residence and took him to an unknown destination for questioning regarding the security crisis in the state.

However, a statement issued on Wednesday by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the suspects arrested were not members of the CPG.

According to the statement, preliminary investigation revealed that they are members of an outlawed vigilante group.

“Based on the preliminary investigation conducted by the police, it has been discovered that one of the vigilantes who was arrested was a former student of the murdered Sheikh.

“This information can help the authorities better understand the situation and take appropriate actions,” the statement added.

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