SHOCKING: Police Base in Bulawayo BOMBED

SHOCKING: Police Base in Bulawayo BOMBED
Published: 2016 August 09 05:00:32 (5511 Views)


A police base in Bulawayo's Emakhandeni suburb caught fire yesterday in a suspected bombing  case.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident but cautioned against hasty conclusions that the fire could have been caused by a petrol bomb.

He said police were yet to conclude their investigations.

No one was injured in the incident which is suspected to have occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning.

This follows two attacks on police bases in Bulawayo recently.

Last month, a police base was petrol-bombed in Magwegwe suburb but the fire was extinguished before it could spread. In February, a group of five daring robbers struck at a police base near Amakhosi Cultural Centre where they attempted to sexually assault a female cop.

Chief Supt Nyathi said: “First, it’s premature to say the police base was petrol-bombed. We’re still conducting investigations but there’s a likelihood that our guys who were at the base could have used an electric heater which caused the fire,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.

He issued a stern warning that police will stop at nothing to protect their members from attack. Chief Supt Nyathi said members of the public should know that police bases are there to provide law enforcement services closer to communities.




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