ADAMAWA – Adamawa state police command has confirmed the death of one officers with three others sustaining injuries while on an operation to effect arrest in a case of criminal conspiracy and theft.
The command’s public relations officer DSP Suleiman Nguroje, disclosed this in a statement issued in Yola.
Nguroje said in a statement that the policemen were attacked by no fewer than 60 armed hoodlums in Lafiya in Lamurde Local Government of the state.
He said, the Hoodlums were armed with dangerous weapons, killing an assistant superintendent of police, ASP Ibrahim Abdullahi.
Nguroje added that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Aliyu Alhaji, had commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased officer.
He warned that consequences awaits any person or group of persons who engage in an unwarranted attack on any policeman.
The statement states that the CP had directed all Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Department, and Operational Commanders to employ all legally permissible measures to protect their lives and property.
According to him, investigation into the incident is ongoing and the perpetrators of the crime will be prosecuted in due course.
He calls on members of the public to desist from attacking policemen and police facilities.
He also encouraged residents of the state to report anyone doing such to the nearest police stations or via the commands emergency numbers.