Just In: Anxiety as 2 Policemen Beaten to Death, 2 Others Injured

Just In: Anxiety as 2 Policemen Beaten to Death, 2 Others Injured

  • Two policemen have been reportedly beaten to death by the youths in the Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state
  • It was learned that the youths had attacked the officers after their vehicle allegedly hit a motorcycle, resulting in the tragic deaths of the rider, a woman, and a child
  • The men of the Edo state security vigilante network had kept the four police officers in their custody, but they were attacked and overpowered by the youths, who beat two of the officers to death and injured two others

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There is tension at the Ikpeshi area of Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state as two riot police officers were reportedly beaten to death while two others were injured.

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It was learned that the mob attack was a consequence of an incident in which a Toyota Hilux vehicle, belonging to the escort duty policemen in the convoy of the former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Agbaje, collided with a motorcycle.

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Edo: How policemen were beaten to death

The accident led to the tragic and immediate death of the motorcycle rider, a woman and her child, The Nation reported.

Sources disclosed that the youths in Ikpeshi stormed the office of the Edo state security vigilante network when the policemen were taken, overpowered and beaten.

However, two of the police officers were rescued by men of the vigilante group, and their rifles were recovered.

The rescued officers were said to be undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in Edo state, whose name was withheld.

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More details of policemen beaten to death in Edo

The attacked police officers were said to be from the Police Mobile Force (PMF) 19, Port Harcourt, in Rivers state.

Tajudeen Alade, the chairman of the Akoko-Edo local government council, has condemned the actions of the Ikpeshi's youth.

He said those involved in the mob attacks would be identified, arrested and prosecuted.

Alade maintained that such would serve as a deterrent for other youths with such intentions.

Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesperson of the Edo state police command and a Superintendent of Police (SP), also confirmed the incident.

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In a related event, Legit.ng reported that a Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Owerri student reportedly lost his life during cult-related clashes on Friday morning.

It was reported that the confrontation arose when some Imo State University (IMSU) students entered the school on a motorcycle convoy.

Source: Legit.ng

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