May 12, 2021

Angry Youths Set Police Station Ablaze, Kill Kidnap Suspect In Sokoto State

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The police in Sokoto State Tuesday confirmed the killing of one person, burning of a divisional police station and two vehicles in Kware Local.. 

The police in Sokoto State Tuesday confirmed the killing of one person, burning of a divisional police station and two vehicles in Kware Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, ASP Abubakar Sanusi, told reporters that this was after a mob came to the station demanding the release of two suspected
Kidnappers.

Sanusi said that the suspects were earlier arrested and investigated for their alleged involvement in kidnapping in the area. He explained that the mob, mostly youths, came to the station shouting and insisting that the two suspects be released, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He also said that they overpowered the operatives guarding the station and burnt it down along with the DPO’s car and two police vans.

He added that the mob succeeded in killing one of the suspects and wounded the other.

According to the source, no arrest had been made, but the investigation was ongoing.

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