- An unidentified police officer reportedly shot dead an officer of the NSCDC in Abuja on Tuesday, March 19
- The police officer allegedly opened fire on the NSCDC official identified as Ogar Jombo from Benue state during an argument
- Governor Samuel Ortom has called for an investigation into the incident
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Ogar Jumbo Ochigbo, an Assistant Superintendent of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The late Ochigbo, who was from Benue state, was allegedly murdered in the presence of his wife and children by some police officers near Nyanya market, Abuja on Wednesday, March 19.
Governor Ortom condemned the killing of Ochigbo, and called on the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.
He described the act as barbaric, heartless, and a violation of the sanctity of human life.
He also sympathized with Ochigbo's wife and kids who went through the trauma of watching their father being murdered in cold blood.
The governor wonders why officers of different security organisations instead of collaborating to ensure a safer society would engage in an action leading to the loss of life.
He also commiserated with the Jumbo Ochigbo family, the NSCDC and the people of Otukpo local government area of the state over the sad loss.
Meanwhile, the police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has taken into custody two of its officers who allegedly killed Ochigbo.
The commissioner of police in the FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, who confirmed the arrest and detention of the officers, said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the incident.
“There was a fracas between the senior officer and the policemen, we have commenced investigation and we will not know what really happened until after the investigation,’’ Ciroma said.
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