One Dead As Youths Set Imo Police Station Ablaze

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An area divisional police headquarters located at Ishinweke town in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State has been set on fire by angry youths.

It was gathered that the police station was set on fire following the killing of a youth by a police officer.

According to the Punch, the incident saw two other police officers injured in the incident.

The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the command, Orlando Ikeokwu.

Ikeokwu while speaking on the incident said the policemen who went for an arrest in the area were assaulted by the youths.

He further stated that the two policemen were injured, adding that the youths freed a suspect.

The PPRO said a stray bullet hit one of the youths and he later died in hospital.

Ikeokwu said more policemen had been deployed to the station, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Narisu Muhammed, had ordered an investigation into the arson and manslaughter incident.

In another development, no fewer than thirty-nine teenagers have been reportedly arrested by the Kano State chapter of the Shariah police, popularly known as Hisbah.

Haruna Ibn-Sina, Kano Hisbah commandant who announced the development, revealed that the young men were arrested for indecent dancing.



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