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POLICE OFFICERS ATTACKED BY MOB FOR TRYING TO RESCUE ROBBER

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Some officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were attacked while trying to rescue a robbery suspect from a mob at Katampe Extension in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Anjuguri Manzah,They were responding to a distress call to rescue a one chance robbery suspect from an angry mob, who were about to lynch him.

He said, “It is unfortunate to state that the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives, while responding to a distress call, met stiff resistance from the mob, who attacked the team with weapons, leaving one of the officers with serious injuries. The operational car of the team was also badly damaged by the mob.

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“The injured police operative and the suspect have been rushed to hospital.“The command, while assuring residents of its commitment to protect lives and property, enjoins the public to collaborate with the police in their continuous effort to combat crime and secure lives and property in FCT.”

However, the RRS Officials who tried to intervene were attacked by the mob and their vehicle was vandalised while one of the police officers who responded to the distress call was reported to have sustained injuries.

Also, the injured policeman and the suspected robber were taken to the hospital and where the robbery suspect was pronounced dead.

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