Angry Youths Burn Police Station

Angry Youths Burn Police Station
Angry Youths Burn Police Station

Youths of Irate community have set ablaze a police station in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo state after a trigger-happy police officer shot an unarmed young man, Ikenna Ukachi.

Concise News gathered that upon killing Ukachi, the unidentified policeman abandoned his rifle and fled before the mob could get to him.

Following his death, the youths descended into a massive outrage in the hitherto peaceful community, marching on the Otoko Police Division to express their grievances.

According to reports, the young man was shot and killed by the policeman at the EDS Plaza in Umuokeh, Obowo.

The angry youths blocked the roads passing through their community and leading to the police division with bonfires. On sighting the angry mob, officers and men at the Otoko Police Division fled their duty post for safety.

The angry youths then ransacked the police division, carted away firearms and set it ablaze.

The state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the incident said that only about 30 per cent of the division was affected by the fire before it was put out.

The commissioner promised that he was working with the community leaders to recover arms and ammunition carted away from the police division.

He also added that the triggered-happy officer has been declared wanted and would be punished accordingly when found.

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