- An attempt by hoodlums to burn a police station in Oyo state was resisted by youths and security operatives
- The hoodlums had accused the police of killing a young boy
- According to the report, the boy was killed by a stray bullet
In what will gladden the hearts of many peace-loving Nigerians, an attempt by armed thugs to burn Mokola police station in Ibadan was prevented by youths in the area.
According to Musa Muhammed, the incident almost cost a policewoman her life. He said the youths mobilised to repel the hoodlums from setting the station ablaze.
According to Muhammed, the crisis started when an innocent boy was killed by a stray bullet whose source could not be established.
He said the police were suspected to have carried out the act and this led to the attack on the station.
Going further, Musa said when the hoodlums got to the station, many of the officers on duty fled, leaving their uniforms behind.
Meanwhile, the state joint security outfit called “operation burst” confirmed the attack.
Daily Trust reports that a top official who made this known however denied the death of the young man.
He said seven of the hoodlums have been apprehended, adding that normalcy has been restored to Mokola and its environs.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari issued a stern warning to the parents and guardians of those who have been continually looting private businesses and government properties under the guise of protest.
The president, in a statement on Sunday, October 25, urged the parents to warn their wards against destruction and stealing of goods they cannot account for.
Buhari's admonition, which became necessary amid wanton destruction, looting and pocket of violence which the country is witnessing, came on the heels of the federal government's readiness to respond to the demands of the EndSARS protesters and current unrest.
With security operatives set on the move, Buhari called for all hands to be on deck and similarly urged the parents to warn their kids.
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