Angry youths on Tuesday night burnt the house of the Secretary to the
State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, and two offices of the All
Progressives Congress, in protest over a robbery operation in Gurzau
village, the outskirts of Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina
It was learnt that the armed robbers snatched motorcycles from two men who were returning from a market.
According to reports, the irate youths complained first to the police
and later to the District Head before using tyres to set the SSG’s
house and the APC offices in the town ablaze.
The spokesman of police command SP Issh Gambo, who confirmed the
report, said arrested 35 persons have arrested 35 persons over the
“ On 3/09/2019 at about 2200hrs, two men armed with daggers were
reported to have snatched a motorcycle at Gurzau village, Danmusa LGA of
Katsina state. Vigilante men on duty were alerted and pursued the
hoodlums on motor bikes.
“The hoodlums escaped and abandoned the stolen motorcycle. Consequently,
the vigilante men recovered the stolen motorcycle and handed it over to
the District Head of Danmusa, who also handed it over to its rightful
owner,” he said
“But some miscreants took to the streets, for inexplicable reason, and
started burning tyres. DPO Danmusa and team swiftly moved in, dispersed
them and removed the blockades on the streets. Some of the youths
organized and moved to the house of the Secretary to the Government of
Katsina state, Alhaji Mustapha Mohd Inuwa, who is an indigene of the
town and set his house on fire. The rioters also burnt down two APC
political party offices and vandalized one,” Isah said.
He said the police, army and other public spirited individuals worked together and put off the fire.
“Consequemtly 35 suspected persons were arrested while committing the
act and various incriminating exhibits recovered. Investigation is
ongoing”, he said.
is ongoing. The commissioner of police Katsina state Command, CP
Sanusi Buba, Psc calls on parents to always look after their wards not
to be allowed to be used by some misguided elements as tools for
mischief making. The Command will leave no stone unturned until other
perpetrators at large are fished out” he added.