|Police Station at Taraba, Officers ran for cover|
– The police command in Wukari, Taraba was struck by thunder during an heavy rain on Thursday, June 13
– The thunder struck a big tree in front of the station as smashed it into pieces
– According to an officer, no life was lost or property destroyed during the incident
The police area command in Wukari, Taraba state was thrown into great confusion as thunder struck during a heavy downpour on Thursday night, June 13.
Though no one was hurt, a big tree in front of the police station was destroyed by the thunder, Daily Trust.
Some police officers who were on duty at the time the thunder incident happened said the sound was very terrible as it sent all of them to look for cover.
Daily Trust correspondent who visited the area command in Wukari saw how the the big tree was shattered into smaller parts by the thunder. A police officer at the command who did not want his name to be mentioned said fortunately nobody or vehicle was under the tree when the thunder struck it.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police in Imo, CP Rabiu Ladodo, said the command arrested one serving police inspector and 21 others for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illegal possession of fire arms.
The CP, who disclosed this on Wednesday, June 12, said the serving police inspector, Salvation Kpun, attached to OPS department in Imo was arrested at Works Layout Owerri in connection with armed robbery.
He listed items recovered from the fabricating factory to include one locally made pistol, one 9MM live ammunition, two double barrel pipes and eight single barrel pipes.
The CP said other exhibits were nine rifle engine stock, two live ammunition and expended cartridges, one drilling machine and nine saw blades among others.