Police arrest 9 for burning station


CP Ibrahim Idris

The Taraba Police Command says it has arrested nine persons in connection with the burning of its Divisional Headquarters in Zing, near Jalingo, on Monday.

The Police station was burnt down by youths when policemen rejected their (youths) request to release to them, murder suspects arrested at Monkin village.

Mr David Akinremi, the Commissioner of Police in Taraba, who briefed the media on Tuesday in Jalingo, explained that policemen attached to Zing Division responded to a distress call from Monkin village where an unknown gunmen allegedly killed one person.

“The team, on reaching there, arrested three persons in connection with the killing, but youths in the area followed them and demanded the release of the suspects for jungle justice.

“When the Police turned down their demand and took the suspects to the Zing Divisional Headquarters, the youth trailed…

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