One dead in southeast as angry youths set another police station on fire, give reason

One dead in southeast as angry youths set another police station on fire, give reason

- Imo state has been thrown into pandemonium by angry youths

- The youths also set ablaze the police headquarters in Ishinweke town

- The unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday, March 8, which led to the death of one youth

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The divisional police headquarters located in Ihitte/Uboma local government area of Ishinweke town in Imo state has been burnt down by Irete youths.

The Punch reports that the youths set the police facility on fire in reaction to the alleged killing of their kinsman by a police officer in the area. It was gathered that during the incident two other officer sustained injuries.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the state police spokesperson confirming the incident said that the youths attacked the policemen who went for an arrest in the area.

Tension in southeast as angry youths set another police station on fire, give reason
Angry youths in Imo state set a police station on fire. Photo credit: @daily_trust
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Ikeokwu went on to note that a stray bullet hit one of the youths and he, unfortunately, passed away later at the hospital.

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While noting that two policemen were injured, the police spokesman added that the youths freed suspects from detention at the police station.

He said Narisu Muhammed, the state commissioner of police has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Earlier, reported that suspected hoodlums again attacked a police facility in the southeast creating fear and panic among residents.

The thugs on Thursday night, February 25, razed Aboh Mbaise divisional police headquarters in Imo state.

The attack caused policemen on duty, detained suspects, and natives to flee into nearby bushes as the hoodlums carried out the arson.

In a related development, suspected hoodlums attacked the World Bank Housing Estate Police Station, Abayi in Aba, and carted away weapons.

The police station was burnt in the attack which reportedly occurred on Tuesday, February 23, around 2 am.

The attack took the police by surprise and has created more tension in the city, as officers are working in fear.

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Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.


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