Com­mis­sioner con­demns at­tack on po­lice sta­tion

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

The Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in Benue State, Bashir Makama, yes­ter­day con­demned what he de­scribed as “un­pro­voked at­tack” on the po­lice sta­tion in Og­badigbo lo­cal govern­ment area of the state.

Makama also warned mem­bers of the pub­lic, es­pe­cially the youth, to de­sist from tak­ing laws into their hands or risk the con­se­quences of their ac­tion.

He said that the po­lice com­mand in Makurdi had re­ceived in­for­ma­tion at about 9:40am on Wed­nes­day that there was a prob­lem be­tween some youths of Ak­pagodogbo com­mu­nity and two Fu­lani men along the road to Ak­pagodogbo com­mu­nity of Og­badibo LGA. Ac­cord­ing to him, the po­lice oper­a­tives led by the Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) in Og­badigbo divi­sion, on reach­ing the scene of the in­ci­dent, met some youths ar­gu­ing with the Fu­lani men over al­leged destruc­tion of farm crops by some cows.

He added that in the course of me­di­at­ing, fight en­sued be­tween the par­ties dur­ing which Rashid Muhammed and Aliyu Muhammed, both of Fu­lani extraction and Peter Mon­day and one other of Idoma extraction sus­tained in­juries.

The com­mis­sioner said the in­jured were all res­cued to the sta­tion and sub­se­quently to the hospi­tal for treat­ment. How­ever, he said, for rea­sons best known to some of the Idoma youths, they mo­bilised and at­tacked the Og­badigbo po­lice sta­tion, caus­ing se­ri­ous dam­age to the build­ing.

Makama added that the po­lice were only there to pre­vent the break­down of law and or­der.

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