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Imo unrest: Police reacts to alleged murder of Nigerian by cop, begins probe of incident

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has condemned the death of a youth (name unknown) in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state.

Recall that an Area Divisional Police Headquarters was 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.

Meanwhile, Police has condemned the incident, the Police reaction was contained in a statement released by its public relations officer, SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the CP who described the incident as unfortunate, has called for calm and assures that the perpetrator(s) would not go unpunished.

The CP noted that the Command has commenced discrete investigations into the incident. Meanwhile, preliminary Investigations revealed that two policemen from the Ihite Uboma Division on investigations activity, took a suspect to her house on investigation, and on reaching the house, her relatives raised an alarm, and some persons in the area came out in their numbers and attacked the officers. The officers sustained multiple, serious matchet cut injuries in the attack and currently hospitalized. It was also revealed that in the heat of the attack on the policemen, one of the weapons of the Policemen was accidentally discharged under circumstances yet to be ascertained and a middle-aged man was hit by a bullet. Pursuant to the above, youths of the area, invaded the Police station in Ihitte Uboma community and razed it.

The CP enjoined the people of Ihitte Uboma community not to resort to jungle justice but allow the course of justice to prevail. He condemned the attack on the Police Station and call on the members of the public to remain calm, as the command will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to ensure that justice is done.

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