One killed, four injured as irate youths attack police who knock down school girl in Jigawa
The killing of one person and injury of four others in a clash involving police and a mob in Malam Madori local Government of the state have been confirmed by the Jigawa State Police Command.
The tragic incident was confirmed by the Police Police Public Relations in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri in Dutse.
Narrating how the incident happened, SP Jinjiri disclosed that two police officers in a patrol vehicle knocked down a girl on her way home from school while on a hot chase of a vehicle.
Jinjiri further revealed that the incident resulted in commotion and irate youth became violent, killing one person and injuring four passengers travelling in the suspected vehicle.
Jijiri said that the irate youth also burned down both the patrol vehicle and the suspected commercial vehicle.
The police spokesperson added that two officers have been arrested and are detained for investigation, while the four others that were injured are receiving treatment at the Hadejia general hospital.
According to eyewitness account, it reaffirmed that two schoolgirls were knocked down by the police patrol vehicle after a commercial driver tried to escape police search