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Protesters set ablaze police station in Niger

Angry youths at Kafin-Koro District in Paikoro Local Government Council of Niger state have set ablaze the Kafin-Koro Divisional Police Headquarters.

Reports say the irate youths were protesting the killing of the Parish Priest of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Reverend Father Isaac Achi by bandits.

The value of items destroyed by the rampaging youths is yet to be ascertained.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident, saying it has been brought under control.

According to DSP Abiodun, reinforcement teams, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, have been drafted to the area and “normalcy has been restored”.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade, Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor