Angry youths burn station as police kill one in Imo
An Area Divisional Police Headquarters has been reportedly set ablazed by angry youths at Ishinweke town in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident occured on Tuesday morning following the killing of a youth by a police officer.
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According to the PUNCH, two other cops sustained injuries in the incident.
Speaking on the development, the police public relations officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident.
Ikeokwu said the policemen who went for an arrest in the area were assaulted by the youths.
He also said two policemen were injured and also added 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.