- Policemen have reportedly killed two youths in Kano
- Unconfirmed report indicates that some youths in the northern city resisted an attempt by policemen to extort them
- The development reportedly degenerated into violence as the police allegedly opened fire on them, killing two in the process
A report by Daily Trust indicates that there is tension in Kano state following the purported killing of two youths by policemen from "anti-daba unit" of the state police command.
The newspaper noted that though there has not been any official confirmation in respect to the incident, it was gathered that the victims were shot at Sharada quarters when the anti-daba unit visited.
According to Daily Trust, an unconfirmed report indicated that the police were in the habit of extorting the youths of the area.
However, the same attempt was resisted on Saturday, November 14, which resulted in the use of live ammunition and the death of two.
The victims identified as Abubakar Isah and “Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) were said to have been buried on Sunday, November 15.
The Kano state police command has reportedly not confirmed the development.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, tasked the recently 463 trained special constables of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to build relationships with their host communities, to address security threats.
Adamu said this on Friday, November 13 at the passing out parade of the first batch of special constabulary at the Police Training School in Minna, the Niger state capital.
Represented by AIG Hosea Karma of Zone 7 Abuja, Adamu described the recruitment, training, and passing out parade of the officers as a bold step by the NPF.
In another report, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) has died in Benin two days after he was shot during a gun duel with alleged cultists in Benin, the capital of Edo state.
The senior police officer (name withheld) was shot on Friday, November 13, in an exchange of gunfire.
The officer died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) while two other police inspectors also shot during the operation are in critical conditions.
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