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Angry Residents Burn Niger Police Divisional office

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The Kafin-koro Police Divisional Office was destroyed on Tuesday morning by enraged women and youths in the Paikoro local government area of Niger State.

Three days prior, terrorists attacked the parish residence where Reverend Father Isaac Achi, the parish priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kafin-koro, and burned him to death.

As early as 7 am on Tuesday, members of the Catholic women’s and Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) organizations gathered on the grounds of the burned-out parish to pray for those responsible for the brutal murder of Rev. Achi.

However, a police unit from the Kafin-koro Police Division was dispatched to the place of worship, claiming that they were there to protect the people who were praying there.

Still distraught over the inability of the police to respond on time and prevent the death of the Father, the women refused and resisted the protection provided by the police.

The women were said to have accused the police of not doing anything to rescue the late Reverend Father and asked the operatives to leave.

They asked the police to leave the town, alleging their presence was of no security value to the community.

To disperse the crowd, the police began shooting into the air with one of the bullets said to have hit a middle-aged man who died immediately on the spot, turning the protest into a violent exercise.

In the course of the protest, some unidentified people set the Police Division on fire, leading to the burning down of the entire building.

In the ensuing confrontation with the police, some unidentified protesters were said to have burnt the entire police station.

Efforts are on to get the comments of the State Government and the Niger Police Command.

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