Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Hoodlums attack Police Commissioner

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo on 16/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,605

• Taraba CP David Akinremi
• Taraba CP David Akinremi

The Taraba State Commissioner of police CP David Akinremi was on Monday morning attacked by irate youths at Tudunwada area of Jalingo.

The state Command’s Public Relations Officer ASP David Misal told Newsmen in Jalingo that the Commissioner had gone to the area with a team of officers to restore normalcy following reports of youths unrest only for him to be stoned on the head.

Misal, who said the commissioner was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and later discharged, also disclosed that several arrests have been made following the crisis.

“Yesterday, some irate youths armed with dangerous weapons including cutlasses, axes and other objects started disturbing the peace of residents around Tudun Wada and Gada Boboji areas of Jalingo town. Our men were deployed there and normalcy returned.

However, this morning we got reports that the boys had come out again in large numbers brandishing these weapons and the situation was so bad that the CP decided to go there himself with other officers. In the course of addressing the youths to calm them down, he was stoned in the head and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

“For now, he was discharged and is taking his rest at home. As we speak, a serious operation is going on there to calm the situation and forestall further breakdown of law and order in the area”.

Misal warned that the command would never sit back and watch people take the law into their own hands and unleash mayhem on the people.

“I can assure you that the command would make sure that normalcy is completely maintained in the area and the perpetrators of this crime be are brought to book. Several arrests have been made already and thorough investigation would be carried out.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on members of the public to always report any suspicious elements to the police promptly with great assurance that their identity would be safeguarded. The police in the state operate with the best professional practice and would not tolerate anyone assaulting officers who are making huge sacrifices to ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens”, Misal said.

Jalingo has become a city under siege from hoodlums who continue to unleash terror on residents and street fights have become commonplace, with a growing number of indiscriminate attacks on people. The command has cracked down on criminal gangs and made several arrests in recent times but the situation so far seems to be far from under control.

Taraba state police command Public Relations Officer ASP David Misal.

•Culled from Daily Sun

Source News Express

Posted 16/07/2018 7:26:03 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Federal Executive Council holds special session for Prof....

Buhari’s administration uncoordinated and rudderless — Jonathan

Senate suspends Security Summit in honour of Ekwueme...

Ekwueme: Nigeria has lost a great leader —...

Osun panel on Ile-Ife crisis receives 104 memoranda...

Agbaje pleads for release of journalist's abducted wife...

NGE hails appointments of its members as heads...

Corruption: Senate berates MDAs for operating without budget...

Trump betrays hatred for Haitian and African immigrants...

Group lobbies for UN Special Session on Benue...

Uduaghan takes first step towards Senate, submits nomination...

Angry judge threatens to send Magu to jail...

 

Latest News States owe N41bn in federal taxes Joint NASS panel fails to reach agreement on INEC budget 2019: Nigeria needs a job creator as President — Atiku Accused disappears without trace after arraignment in Lagos Senators to sponsor motion demanding judicial probe of NASS invasion Two kids found dead in soakaway pit in Kwara Abia medical doctors protest kidnap of colleague Court adjourns contempt case against INEC Chairman indefinitely EFCC, INTERPOL parley to fight human trafficking, migrant smuggling Eko DISCO moves to eradicate “crazy bills” Okowa gives December deadline for development of industrial parks U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir holidays

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,623 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,581 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,293 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,855 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,625 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,102 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,564 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,728 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,624 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,310 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,721 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,029 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,458) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (910) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (634) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,068) Opinion (1,059) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,062) Religion (816) Sports (1,647) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement