A mob of protesters have attacked a police outpost at Angwan Rukuba area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, following the alleged killing of a member of the community by the police.
The state commissioner of police, Adekunle Oladunjoye, confirmed the incident, saying some persons took laws into their hands by attacking police officers on duty.
Addressing journalists in Jos, the commissioner said no life was lost and that the police outpost was not torched as insinuated.
But a resident, Gashos Adams, on Tuesday told PREMIUM TIMES that the youth went on rampage and set the police outpost ablaze, following report of the death of a resident of the area.
He said the victim was shot by the police and reportedly died in a hospital.
Witnesses at Angwan Rukuba said police raided the area and apprehended some persons suspected to be dealers and smokers of Indian hemp.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that after the arrest, friends of suspects mobilized to the police station, demanding the release of the suspects.
“When the police refused to free the detainees, an argument and altercation ensued.
“A policeman then opened fire on the people, and shot one to death,” said a witness, Silas Jacob.
It was gathered that the incident had created panic among residents as most members of the community relocated to neighbouring communities for safety.
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