1 person dies as protesting youths burn police station and Immigration post In Katsina




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person has been confirmed dead in a protest organized by restive in Daddara village in Jibia Local Government Area of .

The aggrieved took the streets protest the inadequate security in their community that has led them witness several bandits. The burnt the Police and Immigration posts in the border town.

 

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, said the situation has been brought under control and that 43 persons have been arrested in connection with the protest.

“The Command received a report that some group of disgruntled and adults mainly Daddara village, Jibia LGA of , came out in their numbers, tumultuously rioting and protesting.

The angry protesters were reported have blocked the – Jibia Highway, exactly at Dadda village, smashing and destroying vehicles of security agencies and that of innocent passing along the highway.

 

They also set ablaze a Police Border Control Post – Daddara, Nigerian Immigration Service Check point – Danmasani, Police Border Patrol Van (stationery), Volkswagen Gulf III motor vehicle belonging the officer in charge of the police border post, two AK 47 rifles belonging Joint Border Drill Forces, Ak 47 rifle and a pistol belonging to Police Mounted .

The rioters smashed and damaged the windscreen of many motor vehicles of innocent commuters passing the highway.

 

Consequently, the Command swiftly deployed teams of Police mobile Force (PMF) and conventional units to the area and have succeeded in arresting forty-three (43) persons found rioting’’.

He said investigation has so far revealed the riot purportedly sponsored by smugglers and their agents targeting joint border patrol personnel and their facilities.

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