A police inspector Saturday opened fire on his colleagues killing one and injuring another before killing himself at a divisional police station in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma who confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf says the shooting occured at about 4.30am in the Dutse Alhaji Divisional Police Station located in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
Though no names were given, the statement explains that the “inspector fired a shot at the corporal leading to his death injuring a Deputy Superintendent of Police before he committed suicide”.
No further details have been provided but the Police Commissioner has “ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall the reoccurrence of such incident”.
Condemning the unfortunate incident and commiserating with the family of the deceased corporal, the FCT Command “urges residents to remain calm while reiterating its commitment to provide adequate security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations”.
The last time a policeman in Abuja opened fire and killed his colleagues was in 2014 while they were on duty around a commercial bank along the Nyanya-Karshi Road in Abuja Municipal Area Council. Investigations reveal that the policeman who also killed himself had disagreement with his former girlfriend who was already dating his colleague.
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