Police vehicle sets on fire by angry youths after 2 school girls were killed in Jigawa

Some angry youths have reportedly set police patrol vehicle on fire after two school children were knocked down at Malam Madori town, the headquarter of Malam Madori local government area in Jigawa state.

According to the report, the police vehicle allegedly was at high speed while chasing a commercial driver who refuses to stop at the police checkpoint mounted in the area.

An eyewitness who prepared annonymity said the police patrol vehicle knocked down two school girls on their way home after closing from the school when they (police) persuing a commercial driver refuses to stop for at a police checkpoint.

The eyewitness added that angry residents in reaction attacked the police vehicle and set it ablaze.

When contacted the police public relations officer, (PPRO) SP Abdu Jinjiri confirm the incident but he said it was only one girl had been killed and she was knocked by the runaway driver and four others sustained injury.

According to him, the incident began when two police officers in a patrol vehicle on a hot chase of a suspected vehicle knocked down a schoolgirl who is said to be on her way home after school hours.

An angry mob, however, reacted, leading to injuring the four passengers traveling in the suspected vehicle, and burning both the patrol vehicle and the suspected car.

The Public Relations officer added that the two officers have been arrested and are detained for investigation, while the four others that were injured are receiving treatment at the Hadejia general hospital.

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