Police detectives from the Kaduna State Command have arrested five suspects in connection to the lynching of four Adara youths suspected to be spies for Fulani herdsmen terrorising communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
Kaduna State Police command confirmed Tuesday that it had arrested five suspects in connection with the dastardly act.
This was even as the National President of Adara Development Association, ADA, Awemi Maisamari has condemned the mob action on the four.
Both the Adara Development Association, ADA, and the Southern Kaduna Progressive Union, SOKAPU, had about two weeks ago claimed that 30 people from various communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state were murdered by Fulani herdsmen who also seized their wives just as they raped some married women and their daughters in the area.
However, the police in the state countered the claims, saying that only 15 were killed with five others injured.
Kajuru, is some few kilometres away from the Kaduna metropolis and had over the years been under attacks by hoodlums which had defied solutions.
It was alleged that the four Adara youth were said to have been lynched, by their kinsmen in Doka and Kallah villages Saturday, based on the
suspicion that they had acted as informants to the Fulani.
The names of those lynched were given as Jumare Anthony, Ayuba Zagi, Danladi Shekarau and David Kampani.
Southeast Post learned that one of the youth was seen working with the Fulani to put out an inferno on their huts before the lynching incident.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mohammed Jalige said while reacting to the development Tuesday, that it had arrested five suspects in connection with the dastardly act.
Jalige, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, said the command was on top of the situation, as the suspects were assisting the command with useful information on the matter.
Meanwhile, the ADA President, Awemi Maisamari said the association condemned anybody involved in any criminal matter be he an Adara or a Fulani.
His words, "we have been informed of the incident and our association condemns jungle justice in all ramifications.
"Our position is we condemned anybody involved in criminal activities whether he is Adara or Fulani.
"We were told that some of the suspects have been taken to the police station. So, our view is that let justice takes its course so that there would be no jungle justice again."