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Angry Youths Beat up DPO, 2 Police Officers in Kogi

Nov 21, 2011 – Angry Youths Beat up DPO, 2 Police Officers in Kogi

Some angry youths in Kogi State, on Sunday, beat up a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and injured two others in a protest against what they termed the illegal arrest of some of their kinsmen.

The youths, who attacked the Egume division police station of the state, set a police van ablaze and carted away ammunition.

The State Commissioner of Police, Amana Abakasanga who confirmed the incident, said: “I got a distress call that some hoodlums had taken over Egume Police Division, kidnapped the DPO and wounded two of my policemen.

Abakasanga said seven suspects had been arrested in relation to the incident and handed over to the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations, while two AK47 rifles had been recovered.

He also said security officials (anti-riot police) have been deployed to the area to quell any violent uprising.(daily times)



  1. Gabriel

    November 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Why did people like taking right at there hands.We know it sometimes pains but one don’t need to be all that rude.These guys must be charge 4 there criminal act.Long life Nigeria

  2. Okoro cynthia

    November 22, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    Ya, their blood was still very hot but they shouldn’t have acted dat bad, i mean d youths, but u guys should also know dat sometimes all dese policemen misuse the powers vested on them. May God just help us.

  3. Truth is bitter

    November 22, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    They take law into their hands because Nigeria police dont do their work as other country police is doing their work.

  4. Agaman

    November 22, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    my country people na wao…. God help us

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