Police order full investigation into attack on Kaduna Governor’s convoy


El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor

By Mohammed Tijjani

The Police Command in Kaduna State, said it has ordered full-scale investigation into Thursday’s attack on the convoy of Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor.

The order is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Jalige, on Friday in Kaduna.

Jalige said security operatives attached to the convoy have cleared the Bakin Ruwa axis of Rigasa, Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway in Igabi Local Government Area.

According to him, armed hoodlums, suspected to be members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), attacked law-abiding citizens and had prevented motorists from plying the route.

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He said the hoodlums in a large number were intercepted harassing innocent citizens on March 16, at about 15:35 hours when the convoy of Gov. Nasir El-Rufia arrived at the scene.

He explained that the hoodlums on sighting the convoy began firing weapons and threw stones which hit several private vehicles along with a few in the convoy.

“The security operatives professionally contained the miscreants without the use of force. Some of the hoodlums were arrested and investigation is in progress,” Jalige said.

Security operatives attached to El-Rufai on Thursday evening, clashed with Shi’ite members in Bakin Ruwa Area of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The development, according to reports, resorted to the death of at least four persons, while many others were injured.

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