Mob set ablaze Police van over death of keke operator 


CITIZENS COMPASS —A mob has reportedly set ablaze police patrol vams in Kogi State over tje death of a tricyclist, Abuh Wada, popularly known as Abuh Keke.

The incident occurred in Itobe, Ofu local government area of the state. 

The deceased was allegedly shot by a police officer while trying to quell the crisis in the area.

The incident took place in the Abuja Area of Itobe around 11 a. m on Friday, August 17, 2023. 

According to the information gathered, Abuh Keke was coming out of his house when a stray bullet hit him.

However, the crisis reportedly followed a feud between two warring groups in the area.

An eye witness, Umar Etu, said the crisis started when a police patrol team that came in to quell the situation shot and killed a resident, adding that angry residents stormed the police station and set two police patrol vans on fire.

The mob was almost setting the police station on fire after they overpowered some policemen in the station, if not for the prompt arrival of the area commander,” he said.

Contacted, the state police command’s spokesman, SP William Ovye Aya, did not respond to text messages and calls.


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