Angry youths attack 2 policemen, vandalise patrol vehicle in Jos

Angry youths attack 2 policemen, vandalise patrol vehicle in Jos

- Some angry youths in Plateau were reported to have attacked two policemen and vandalised a patrol vehicle

- The incident was an offshoot of an alleged police reluctance to the cry of residents following a robbery attack that left some dead

- The police spokesperson in the state noted that the injured officers have been receiving treatments

Two policemen have been injured by the irate youths of Lopandet village in Du district of Jos South local government area of Plateau, Punch reports.

According to a press release made by the deputy superintendent of police in the state capital, Terna Tyopevt, who is also the public relations officer of the police command in the state, the incident occurred on Monday, September 3. Tyopevt also added that a police van was vandalised by the infuriated youths in the unfortunate incident.

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Narrating how the incident happened, the police spokesman said: "You will recall that Lopandet community of Jos South local government area was on Sunday 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."

He, however, advised youths to desist from acts of violence and urged members of the community to see police operatives as their friends.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that some unidentified residents of Isheri, a community in Lagos state, took the law into their hands by attacking the base 8 police division in the area.

The attack, according to the Rapid Response Squad (RSS), was alleged to have been a reprisal of the raid which police formation carried out in the area to clear it of criminal activities and hideouts in the community.

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