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Gunmen invade police headquarters in Adamawa

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Adamawa State Police Headquarters, Jimeta in Yola North Local Government Area.

The attack which threw residents of Yola into panic was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje.

According to Daily Trust, the police spokesperson however said that the situation has been brought under control.

Nguroje was quoted as saying; “The attack was repelled, but the identities of those behind it was unknown.”

The publication reports that a source claimed the attackers were military personnel on a revenge mission, following the alleged killing of a military officer by the police.

This is coming after tThe Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has bemoaned the lack of adequate manpower and equipment in the Nigeria Police Force.

He said that he inherited a police force that was virtually abandoned and suffered neglect over the years with ill-motivated personnel.

Egbetokun said the police have almost 6000 divisional police headquarters across the country with each requiring a minimum of four operational vehicles, adding that while some have operational vehicles, many of such stations cannot boast of a single operational vehicle.

He said: “Unfortunately, the citizens are not interested in any excuse for lack of performance by the police. They want us to perform and protect them and we are ready to do that. But we need your support.

“We need a well-motivated, well-educated, trained, and inspired workforce. In spite of the challenges we have, we are doing our best. But, there is no adequate funding because no agency can perform above available resources.

“No amount of arrest will stop criminalities. You arrest 100 today, and by tomorrow, 200 are emerging. What we need is inter-agency collaboration.”