A 60-year-old man identified as Umar Gwallaga alongside his two sons has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly setting ablaze a patrol van belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Ahmed Wakil, said Gwallaga and his sons, 42-year-old Nasiru and 39-year-old Usman, also said to have attacked and injured an officer of the FRSC in the incident that happened along the Bauchi-Gombe road on Friday, April 7.
“On April 7, 2023, at about 6am, one Nasiru Umar, 42 years old of Gwallaga, Bauchi, Bauchi State, loaded his family members in his Mitsubishi Pajero Jeep from Bauchi to Gombe State.
On reaching Tashan Durumi village in Kirfi Local Government Area, a patrol team of FRSC on a federal highway, performing their strategic duties while on stop-and-search, stopped the vehicle but the driver refused to stop.
At about 3pm, while he was returning from Gombe to Bauchi, he was stopped and asked to present particulars of the vehicle, he then came out of the vehicle and attacked one of the FRSC personnel, Anas Aliyu, and as a result, he had a dislocation on his hand.
He further went and attacked the patrol team driver and then set the patrol van on fire. In the process, his father, Umar Gwallaga, 60 years old and his younger brother, Usman Gwallaga, 39 years old joined him in attacking the personnel. The suspect and his conspirators were arrested and are under Police detention at Kirfi Police Division.” he said.