2 friends miss­ing flee­ing from po­lice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dick­son S. Adama, Kaduna

Two friends, Aliyu Garba, 20 and Ahmed Nasir,17, were miss­ing yesterday af­ter run­ning into the River Kaduna when po­lice­men pa­trolled the river bank along Kink­inau in Tudun Wada.

The river bank is a re­lax­ation spot in the area. Our cor­re­spon­dent learnt that the po­lice went there when many peo­ple in­clud­ing Aliyu and Garba were re­lax­ing and four boys ran into the river af­ter see­ing them. Two of the boys have not been found, and fish­er­men were search­ing for them at the time of fil­ing this re­port yesterday.

The two oth­ers, Aminu Bashir and Has­san Adamu, said the boys did not com­mit any crime but were fright­ened by the way the po­lice charged at them and de­cided to jump into the river in or­der to es­cape by swimming to the other side.

The fathers of the miss­ing two said they would seek le­gal re­dress against the po­lice.

Nura Mo­hammed (Ahmed’s fa­ther) said he wanted the po­lice­men to face jus­tice and would do all it takes to fight them in the law court.

Sim­i­larly, Al­haji Aminu Garba (Aliyu’s fa­ther) said he ex­pected the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP) to take ac­tion against the po­lice­men, adding that he did not want any mon­e­tary com­pen­sa­tion from the po­lice be­cause it would not bring back his son.

Po­lice spokesman, DSP Abubakar Zubairu, the po­lice were only on a rou­tine crime preven­tion pa­trol along the river banks with­out knowl­edge that any­one got drowned as a re­sult of their pres­ence. He added that no­body called the po­lice for any ar­rest and no one had re­ported the in­ci­dent to the po­lice. He how­ever promised to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter.

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