Residents of Dutsen Alhaji in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, woke up in shock Saturday as a police Inspector went wild with his rifle, shot dead a Corporal and also injured a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
After killing the junior policeman, the Inspector whose name was not given turned the gun against himself.
The incident, which reportedly occurred around 4:30 pm, send shocks into the residents of the area.
The details of the incident were sketchy but the deputy spokesperson for the police in the FCT, ASP Miriam Yusuf, confirmed the incident.
Yusuf, in a statement, said: “The FCT Police Command regrettably condemns the unfortunate incident that took place at Dutsen Alhaji Division involving the murder of a police Corporal by an Inspector.
“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, Yusuf explained that the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall the recurrence of such incident.”
The command urged residents to remain calm while reiterating its commitment to providing adequate security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.