Vigilante Group Members Ambush, Kill Police Officer In Taraba.

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By correspondent in Jalingo
,,, unprovoked criminal act as despicable unwarranted—Police.

A police officer in Taraba state,north east Nigeria,has been confirmed killed by a local vigilante group in an ambush that at Sandirde village located within the Gassol Local Government Area of the state.

The police command in the state,through its Commissioner, David Iloyanomon, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the Commissioner, the incident occurred on the 4th of May 2024 when the vigilante group ambushed a team of special strike force operatives attached to the Government House in Taraba, while on a routine patrol at Sandirde.

The police boss added that the vigilante group shot sporadically, resulting in one “AP/NO 191462 ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT of police,TAPU GODFREY”, shot in his lap.

According to him,the ambushed officers were led by SP Jamu Emmanuel, and shortly after the incident, a team of detectives from Gassol division, led by the DCO rushed to the scene and took the victim to General Hospital Sandirde for treatment where he was confirmed dead by the medical personnel.

The next day, commissioner of police, his deputy in charge of operations and personnel of 40PMF Jalingo, embarked on a fact finding mission on the sad development
Edited by Dawud Ahmed.

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