40 people were arrested in Zamfara for vandalism and theft shortly after the announcement of Zamfara governorship election results on Tuesday.
This was revealed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, SP Muhammad Shehu on Friday in Gusau.
He said those arrested took advantage of the announcement of the governorship election result to violently attack homes and offices of APC leaders, and government facilities.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kolo Yusuf, who led joint police and other security agencies, brought the situation under control and thereafter arrested 26 suspects in connection with the incident.
“Area Commanders and DPOs also embarked on similar exercise in their respective areas of duty to avert escalation.
“The ongoing investigation by the police detectives led to the arrest of another 14 suspects and recovery of looted and vandalized properties," he said.
He said the police were on the trail of other hoodlums who participated in the mayhem.
The spokesman said that the CP had reassured of deligent investigation with a view to arresting fleeing suspects and their collaborators for prosecution, as well as recovery of the looted properties.
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