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Hoodlums sack police station in Jos, cart away arms

15 March 2016, 12:04

Jos - It was a hectic day for the police on Sunday night when some hoodlums in the Rukuba area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State set the police station in the area on fire.

The hoodlums also looted the police armoury leaving the policemen helpless. 

The action of the hoodlums was in protest of the operation of men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and the police in the area.

Also read: Gunmen invade police station in Kanoma district, Zamfara

It was gathered that trouble started when men of the NDLEA stormed the area to arrest suppliers and users of a popular illicit drug known as ‘Goskolo’ 

Attempts to arrest some of the hoodlums were resisted.

The policemen were  later drafted into the area to maintain law and order and help the NDLEA fish those behind the illicit business.

After the police had calmed the situation, the youth in the area, who alleged that four of them were shot, mobilised and descended on the police station in the area and set it on fire.

The hoodlums later returned before daybreak to pull down the remnant of the burnt police station.

- News 24


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