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Those Responsible for Zamfara Mob Action Identified – Police

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Fourteen persons have been identified as masterminds and perpetrators of the August 22, Talata-Mafara crisis in Zamfara State, where seven people were burnt to death.
The Zamfara State Police Command in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command , DSP Muhammad Shehu, on Wednesday in Gusua, said Police have already arraigned some suspects over the incident.
Crisis broke out at the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, on August 22, following a fight between two male students which turned religious and led to the death of eight persons.
The State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, had said it was not a religious crisis but false alarm raised by one of the students who was engaged in fighting.
One of the students was accused of blaspheming the Prophet of Islam.
According to the Police statement, one Bashir Adamu from Kuryan Madaro of Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of the state had been arrested and charged to court over his involvement in the crisis.
Similarly, another person who sustained injuries during the disturbance was undergoing treatment at the hospital after which he would also be charged to court.
The statement said, that the Police had spread its dragnet to arrest those on the run and bring them to book.
The Command warned that anyone found disturbing the peaceful coexistence among the people in the state would face the full wrath of the law.


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