XENOPHOBIA: 125 suspects arrested, three policemen injured, one vehicle burnt following retaliatory attacks —IGP | Ripples Nigeria
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XENOPHOBIA: 125 suspects arrested, three policemen injured, one vehicle burnt following retaliatory attacks —IGP

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that 125 suspects have been arrested in connection with retaliatory attacks across the country over Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

The IG, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba in Lagos on Wednesday, also disclosed that three Police officers were seriously injured, while a Police operational vehicle was set ablaze.

The police boss also condemned the violent attacks on some properties belonging to South African businesses such as MTN and Shoprite.

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The statement further disclosed that a good number of looted valuables have been recovered by the Police, adding that the Force had commenced investigations and profiling of the arrested suspects, with a view to establishing their connection with the stealing, malicious damage, arson and disturbance of public peace on the day of the incident.

“The Force is hereby reassuring all law-abiding citizens, embassies, foreign missions, foreigners and their businesses within the country of their security and safety,” the IG said.

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