The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, Ballah Nasarawa, has said three of the suspected kidnappers of three Pastors who were preaching in Kaduna State have been arrested.
He cleared the air that no state of emergency has been declared by the police in the state, adding that the report was the handiwork of rumour mongers.
Mr Nasarawa addressed reporters on why he relocated to Kaduna. He said: “The Inspector General of Police, with the police management team, is disturbed about reports on the security situation in Kaduna.
“This is why the IGP deployed me as the AIG in charge of Zone 7, comprising FCT, Niger and Kaduna police commands to come and assess the situation and address the identified issues.”
Highlighting the security situation in the state, Nasarawa said: “The situation is not as bad as being painted by sources. These reports have been sensationalised.
“We agree that there were cases of murder and kidnapping in the state, but they are not insurmountable. The few reported cases are still being investigated and many arrests have been effected, while the suspects are being interrogated and will soon be arraigned.”
The police chief said since his arrival, a security network has been established to deal with criminals.