By Femi Bolaji
JALINGO—HOODLUMS, yesterday, attacked Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, and broke his head in the process.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command, ASP David Misal, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo, said the Police boss was attacked by the hoodlums while he was trying to restore normalcy in Tudun Wada and Gadan Boboji following the resurgence of unrest in the areas.
He said: “Yesterday (Sunday), some irate youths armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, axes and other objects, started disturbing the peace of residents around Tudun Wada and Gadan Boboji areas of Jalingo town.
“Our men were deployed there and normalcy returned. However, this morning(yesterday) we got reports that the boys had come out again in large numbers, brandishing these weapons and the situation was so bad that the CP decided to go there himself with other officers.
“In the course of addressing the youths to calm them down, he was stoned in the head and immediately rushed to the hospital where he was treated of his injuries.
“For now, he has been discharged and is taking his rest at home. As we speak, a serious operation is going on there to calm the situation and forestall further breakdown of law and order in the area.”
ASP Misal, who condemned the attack on Akinremi, noted that some arrests had been made in connection with the incident, adding that the perpetrators will be made to face the full wrath of the law.