A police officer has been killed and three others injured in an attempt to arrest a wanted criminal in Adamawa, police authorities say.
At least 60 armed men attacked the policemen on arrest duty in Lafiya, Lamurde council area, according to the spokesman of Adamawa police command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.
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“On April 24 between the hours of 12 midnight and 1 a.m. the command’s operatives attached to Numan Division were in Lafiya to effect arrest in a case of criminal conspiracy and theft,” he said in statement issued in Yola.
“Hoodlums numbering about 60 armed with dangerous weapons attacked the policemen while trying to effect arrest of the wanted criminal.
“Following the attack, one officer, an ASP Ibrahim Abdullahi, paid the supreme price while three others sustained various injuries,” he stated.
He warned that consequences awaited any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engaged in an unwarranted attack on any policeman.
According to him, investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be prosecuted in due course.
He added: “The police command calls on members of the public to desist forthwith from attacking policemen and police facilities.
“The command equally calls on members of the public to report anyone doing such to the nearest police stations or via these emergency numbers: 08089671313, 08107364974 and 09053872326.” (NAN)