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Kogi Violence: Why Police must arrest SDP’s Muritala Yakubu-ADF

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Group under the auspices of the The Arewa Defenders Forum (ADF) on Monday charged  Nigeria Police Force to arrest the main challenger to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Muritala Yakubu, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) over unprovoked attacks and killings of opposition supporters resulting from
 his hate campaigns and propaganda.
In a statement signed by the Chairman Abdulfatah Salmonu and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, the group said “We demand swift action from the police to arrest Yakubu and other authors of mindless violence and bring them to justice to serve justice to the victims and their families. This is necessary because a man whose conducts the police said, continue to jeopardize security efforts in the state, by moving around with a retinue of political thugs armed to the teeth cannot be allowed to move about freely.”
‘We are worried also that weeks after the police have accused Yakubu of being involved in the killing of the supporters and undermining security efforts, yet he remains free. This lack of action sends a message that those in power are above the law and undermines public trust in the justice system.” It added.
ADF insited that ‘the embers of the recent violence that resulted in the killing of several APC supporters and other innocent people as confirmed by the police were ignited and incessantly fanned by the inciting and provocative utterances of Yakubu and other authors of mindless violence who see power as an end in itself.
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