Imo youths burn another police station over alleged murder of kinsman

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There was panic Tuesday at Ishinweke, the headquarters of Ihitte Uboma council area of Imo State as youths of the community burnt a police division over the alleged killing of their kinsman by policemen serving in the area.

This is less than one month after hoodlums attacked and burnt down a police station at Aboh Mbaise local government area of the state.

The protesting youths also burnt patrol vehicles and freed all detainees at the police station as policemen on duty scampered for safety.

Our correspondent gathered that two other officers sustained machete cut injuries during the invasion.

When contacted, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident.

Ikeokwu said that policemen went for an arrest in the area but were attacked by the youths.

He also confirmed that two Policemen were injured and a suspect freed by the youths.

He said it was in a bid for the policemen who he said were in danger to protect and defend themselves, that a stray bullet hit one of the youths and he later died in a hospital.

Ikeokwu said that policemen had been deployed to the station, adding that the state Commissioner of police, Narisu Muhammed, had ordered an investigation into the arson and the manslaughter incident.

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