Madagascar police killed 19 people leaves 21 injured

madagascar police killed 19 people leaves 21 injured
madagascar police killed 19 people leaves 21 injured

According to police statements released on Tuesday, 19 people were murdered and 21 others were injured when police in Madagascar opened fire on a throng trying to storm a police station on Monday to seek retribution against suspected criminals.

A police statement said that reinforcements had been deployed to the town of Ikongo, located some 330 kilometres (205 miles) southeast of the city of Antananarivo, after shots were fired there.

The commotion began when a large group of people stormed the police station in an attempt to free four individuals who were being held on suspicion of kidnapping an albino child and murdering the child’s mother, as reported by the police.

No one has been able to locate the missing kid. There was no information provided regarding the purported abduction’s motivation, although in several African countries, albino infants are taken by those who believe they can be used for ritual purposes.

According to the police statement, peace has been restored in Ikongo, and the families of those who were shot have been offered financial compensation.

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