Commotion as civil defence officer shoots policeman, kills passerby (photo)
- Civil defene officer shot a policeman and killed a bystander in Jigawa
- The incident happened during a clash between NURTW officer and FRSC officials
An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence in Dutse, Jigawa, state, has killed a man and injured a police officer after firing several shots on Friday, July 14.
The incident reportedly happened when some officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) called NSCDC official for reinforcement after a clash with some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
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Legit.ng gathered that the crisis that led to the death of a man and another one getting injured, started when NURTW touts attacked FRSC officials and set their van ablaze for allegedly impounding some vehicles belonging to NURTW members for failure to install speed limiter.
An eye witness who spoke to journalist afterwards said: "As soon as the civil defence officer arrived at the scene, they began beating everybody around. One of them started shooting despite the fact that the police asked him not to. He shot the bystander and a police officer."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a military officer reportedly sustained severe injuries following a clash between police and air force men on Thursday, March 2, at First Bank branch along Douglass Road, Owerri, Imo state capital.
According to an eyewitness, the clash started when the Air force officer, who is currently in the hospital, came to make use of the Automated Teller Machine, but one of the police officers guarding the bank allegedly resisted him, which led to an altercation.
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