By Lami Sadiq, Jos
The Plateau State Police Command has posted a new Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to Anguwan Rogo community in Jos-North, where one person was allegedly shot dead on Wednesday by a police officer.
The Police/Community Relations Committee Chairman of Anguwan Rogo, Umar Alfa, told our correspondent that the posting of a new DPO will douse tension and urged the police to assist in the payment of medical bills of those hospitalised from Wednesday’s shooting.
Also speaking, the House of Assembly member representing Jos North-North, Ibrahim Baba Hassan, said he would do everything legally possible to ensure that the police officer who allegedly shot at a crowd of youths was brought to book.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna, confirmed the positing of a new DPO, saying, “where life is involved, we have to take drastic measures to douse tension. However, we have taken hold of the situation and we are investigating everything.”
A community leader in Anguwan Rogo, Maikano Abubakar, told Daily Trust on Sunday that contrary to reports making round, the youths who had an altercation with the police while conveying a corpse were not from Anguwan Rogo and stressed that the boy killed by the police had only gone there to settle the misunderstanding.