A police patrol vehicle on high chase of commercial vehicle has been set ablaze by mob after knocking and killing two school pupils in Malam Madori town, the headquarter of Malam Madori Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The police patrol vehicle reportedly knocked down the two school girls on their way home after closing from the school when they (police) persuing a commercial driver who refused to stop at a police checkpoint.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident but said it was only one girl that was killed and that she was knocked by the running away driver, adding that four others sustained injsury.
He said the incident began when two police officers in a patrol vehicle on a hot chase of a suspected vehicle knocked down a schoolgirl who is said to be on her way home after school hours.
SP Jinjiri disclosed that the two officers have been arrested and are detained for investigation, while the four others that were injured are receiving treatment at the Hadejia general hospital.
However, an eyewitness who preferred annonymity said the police patrol vehicle knocked down the two school girls and not the escaping vehicle as claimed by the police.
The witness said the girls were on their way home after closing from the school when the incident happened.
The eyewitness added that the angry residents in reaction attacked the police vehicle and set it ablaze.