Supporters of All Progressive Congress APC in Zamfara State have cried out for what they described as unjustifiable political arrest of their members by the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in collaboration with the agents of PDP government in the State.
In an interview with the BBC Hausa service closely monitored by this medium, one of the members of the Publicity Committee of the APC in Zamfara State Ibrahim Maigandi Danmalikin Gidan Goga accused the PDP led government of conspiring with the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force to arrest over 50 of their party supporters.
“I Ibrahim Danmaliki was arrested and detained in prison for four months and that time I was not arrested alone former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Bello Dankande Gamji, former Gusau Council Chairman Ibrahim Tanko were also arrested and detained. Not only us, many former councilors and social media practitioners were arrested and detained some spent two some three months before we were released on bail”
He said as if it is over, on Saturday one of our strong political stalwarts Alh Abubakar Dantabawa who returned home to condole with his people over the recent flooding that affected his community Gada in Bungudu local government was arrested alongside many others for unsubstantiated allegations.
“Since when this arrest started, close to fifty members our party across all the fourteen local government areas were arrested, some are currently facing trial on baseless allegations” Danmaliki added.
He accused the State Police Commissioner of conspiring with the ruling PDP government to arrest their members saying majority of those effecting the arrest of the APC supporters in the state are police officers attached to the state government house.
But the Spokesman of the State Police CommandSP Shehu Muhammad told BBC Hausa service that, there is no political motive behind the arrest of the APC supporters in the state saying the responsibility of the police is to take steps that are effective in ensuring that law and order is maintained in the state and also monitor situation closely and ensure that there is no break down of law and order in the State.