Police officer killed, three others injured in Adamawa mob attack

Police officer killed, three others injured in Adamawa mob attack

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The Nigeria police has confirmed the death of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in a mob attack in Adamawa State.

Spokesmen of the State Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said three other policemen were injured in the incident that occurred around 1 am on Saturday in Lafiya, Lamurde Local Government Area of the State.

Nguroje in a statement identified the slain Cop as ASP, Ibrahim Abdullahi, saying that the CP directed all Command DPOs, HODs and operational Commanders to employ all legally permissible measures to protect their lives and properties.

He recalled that: “On 24/4/2021 between the hours of 12 to 1 am the command’s operatives attached to Numan Division, while in Lafiya to effect an arrest in a case of criminal conspiracy and theft that is under investigation, were attacked by hoodlums numbering about 60 and armed with dangerous weapons.

“Following the attack, one officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim Abdullahi paid the supreme price while three others sustained various injuries”.

He said Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased officer.

According to Nguroje, the police commissioner warned members of the public that consequences await any person or group of persons “who, under whatever guise, engage in an unwarranted attack on any police officer”.

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