- Seyi Adebowale, an SSS officer in Osun, has been shot dead by an NSCDC operative, Sunday Dada
- Dada was said to have mistakenly shot Adebowale in his abdomen on Tuesday, September 15, in a mood of celebration
- The SSS staff died at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital in Osogbo days later
The questionable activities of some security officers in Nigeria are negatively affecting the trust and confidence reposed in them by citizens of the country.
In fact, there have calls from many sections of the country for the abolishing of some units and squads of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) such as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
According to the online newspaper, the tragic incident took place in the Kuta area of Osun on Tuesday, September 15, after the visit of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai for the commissioning of a bridge built by the Nigerian Army in the state.
It was gathered that one of the shots fired in a mood of celebration by Dada accidentally hit Adebowale in his stomach causing him a serious injury.
Sadly, the SSS officer died on Monday, September 28, at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital in Osogbo after undergoing two major surgical operations.
The ugly development was confirmed by the spokesman of the NSCDC in Osun, Daniel Adigun, who disclosed that Dada has been arrested and is still in detention while the agency is carrying out more investigations.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, in response to call and agitation from Nigerians, had banned personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) from carrying out routine protocols.
This new directive from the IGP also affects operatives of other tactical squads of the police such as the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Cultism Squad.
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