Scores of residents of Dutse Alhaji community in the FCT on Saturday scampered for safety and ran for their lives when an FCT Police operative, an Inspector, names with-held opened fire on another Police personnel, a Corporal, killing him on the spot.
The Inspector subsequently opened fire on another Policeman, this time a Deputy Superintendent of Police, inflicting gunshot injuries on him before turning the gun on himself and opening fire leading to his death.
Investigation revealed that though the action of the Inspector may have been influenced by some unknown altercations over some deals, the Inspector may also have been suffering some mental instability.
Confirming the very ugly development, the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma said the matter is being investigated adding that normalcy has been restored.
A statement to this effect, signed by ASP Maryam Yusuf, Deputy Public Relations Officer of FCT Command said, “The FCT Police Command regrettably condemns the unfortunate incident that took place at Dutse Alhaji Division on Saturday 21st December, 2019 at about 4.30 involving the murder of a Police Corporal by an Inspector of Police.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the deceased Inspector fired a shot at the Corporal leading to his death and injuring a Deputy Superintendent of Police before he committed suicide.
“While commiserating with the family members of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall the reoccurrence of such incident.
“The Command urges residents to remain calm while reiterating its commitment to provide adequate security during the Christmas/New year Celebration. ”
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