An Assistant Superintendent of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Adamawa State Command of the force has been reportedly killed by an angry mob.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that the mob on Saturday morning, April 24 attacked ASP Ibrahim Abdullahi while he was trying to effect the arrest of a suspect involved in a case of conspiracy and theft.
Three other cops who joined in the operation that seek the arrest of the leader of a criminal gang also escaped the attack with varying degrees of injury. Confirming the incident to newsmen in a statement on Saturday noon, the spokesperson for the police in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, revealed that the incident happened between the hour of 12 pm and 1 am on Saturday in Lafiya, Lamurde Local Government Area of the state.
The statement noted that the mob numbering about 60 attacked the police trying to arrest a suspect involved in a case of conspiracy and theft.
The statement read: “On April 24, 2021, between the hours of 12 am and 1 am, the command’s operatives attached to Numan Division while in Lafiya to effect the arrest of a criminal involved in a case of conspiracy and theft that is under investigation were attacked by hoodlums numbering about 60 armed with dangerous weapons.
“Following the attack, one officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim Abdullahi, paid the supreme price while three others sustained varying degrees of injury. The Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu, commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officer.
“He warned that consequences await any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engage in an unwarranted attack on any police officer and directs all command DPOs, HODs and operational commanders to employ legally permissible measures to protect lives and property.’’
This is coming barely a week Naija News reported the death of at least thirteen persons in Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
Following a communal clash between two border communities of Adamawa and Gombe States.
The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Mohammed Suleiman, made this known to Channels Television in Yola on Thursday.
Source: Naija News