2 Policemen Killed In Clash With Gombe Youths


Two policemen were feared dead following a clash between them and some youths in Difa village in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State.

A reliable source in the area said yesterday in Gombe that the incident occurred in the night of February 16.

According to the source, some policemen on routine night patrol from Kwadon division arrested some youths in the village for allegedly being in possession of illegal drugs.

The source said that the arrest did not go down well with other youths whose protest led to violent clashes that resulted in the death and burning of the bodies of the two policemen.

NAN learnt that police investigators from Gombe had been deployed to the area to investigate the incident, a development that compelled many youths and elderly men to flee the village.

Contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, confirmed the incident, saying investigation was ongoing.

Atajiri, however, declined comments on the number of casualties in the incident and the arrest of some traditional rulers.


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