One dead, vehicles destroyed as mob attack, burn police station in Sokoto


One person has been confirmed dead and vehicles destroyed as mob set a police station in Kware Local Government Area of Sokoto on fire.

The Police Spokesman in the state, ASP Abubakar Sanusi, told newsmen on Tuesday that the unfortunate incident happened after a mob came to the station demanding the release of two suspected kidnappers.

Sanusi said the suspects were earlier arrested and are being investigated for their alleged involvement in kidnapping in the area.

He explained that the mob, mostly youths, came to the station shouting and insisting that the two suspects be released.

According to him, they overpowered the operatives guarding the station and burnt it down along with the DPO’s car and two police vans.

He added that the mob succeeded in killing one of the suspects and wounded the other.

Sanusi, however, said no arrest had been made but an investigation was ongoing.

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