- There was a pandemonium in Du District of Jos south local government area of Plateau when some irate youths reportedly attacked and injured two policemen
- The youths are said to have also vandalised a police patrol vehicle
- The state public relations officer of the police, Terna Tyopev, has confirmed the incident
Youths of Lopandet village in Du District of Jos south local government area of Plateau have attacked and injured two policemen attached to the ‘A’ Division of the state police command while on duty in the community.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the public relations officer of the police command in the state, Terna Tyopev, told newsmen on Tuesday, September 4, in Jos that the incident occurred on Monday, September 3.
Tyopev said the youths also vandalised a police patrol vehicle. Newsmen report that gunmen had attacked Lopandet community, killed 11 people and injured scores of the residents.
“You will recall that Lopandet community of Jos south local government area was attacked by gunmen during which 11 persons lost their lives and many others got injured.
“As usual, we mobilised our men to the area to forestall further attacks and ensure law and order. Unfortunately, the youths of the community attacked some of our men and injured Inspector James Gomos and Sgt. Muazu Adamu, of our ‘A’ division. The youths also vandalised one of our patrol vehicles. ”
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He said the injured officers were currently receiving treatment at the Police Clinic, Jos. He advised members of the public to see policemen as friends and partners in progress, rather than enemies.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that some irate youths set a police station ablaze in Iwo, Osun state, for the alleged killing of an undergraduate, Tunde Nofiu, by an officer attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad in the state.
regional reporter in Osun state, Sola Adetona, reports that Nofiu was said to be spending holidays in the town when the ugly incident happened.
It was gathered that the student who was going to Iwo from Olupona was shot dead on Thursday night, August 23, and the incident led to a protest by the angry youths.
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