- Violence erupted between prison officials and motorcyclists in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital
- While the clash raged on, a police station was at the receiving end as it got razed by the angry motorcyclists
- Trouble reportedly started after the prison officials shot dead a motorcyclist
Another police station has been burnt down in Nigeria. The latest incident occurred in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state.
Prison officials were alleged to have shot a motorcyclist and in response, his colleagues went on a rampage, burning the police station at Gate in the process.
According to This Day, the okada rider who sustained a gunshot wound is alive and receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, security operatives led by the Joint security task force Operation Burst have taken over to restore normalcy in the area.
Oldest police station in Oyo state burnt as prison officials, motorcyclists clash in Ibadan (photos)
Meanwhile, police spokesman in the state, Gbenga Fadeyi, said no policeman fired any shot at the scene.
In another development, a criminal justice expert has called for more pragmatic professional training for police officers.
The call was made by Professor Oyesoji Aremu of Counselling and Criminal Justice, University of Ibadan.
According to him, this will complement traditional and modern technological training.
Legit.ng also reported that some police officers attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos have proved that not all operatives of the Nigeria Police Force are bad.
While on patrol on Thursday evening, November 19, at Igando area in Lagos, the RRS officers saw a purse fall from a lady on a bike.
The officers signalled the bike rider to stop so they could return the purse but he mistook the signal for an attempt to arrest him.
Legit.ng also reported that Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police has attributed the lack of trust and confidence from people to the numerous challenges faced by the security forces in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday, November 18, at a policy dialogue organised by the House of Representatives, IGP Adamu who was represented said efforts are ongoing to build partnership and bridge of trust between the police operatives and people.
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