During an examination in Abuja, students were shot by officers from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Police apprehended and held in custody three members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after they shot two students from Senior Secondary School, Life Camp, in the Jabi and Gwarinpa areas of the Federal Capital Territory.

The victims of the NSCDC operatives’ gunfire are presently undergoing medical treatment at Gwarinpa Hospital.

In the aftermath of the shooting incident, angered high school students took to the streets, venting their frustration by vandalizing three patrol vehicles owned by the NSCDC.

This protest was a direct response to the attack on their fellow students who had been injured in the incident. The unsettling event unfolded at approximately 11:20 am on the same day.

The NSCDC officers, who were assigned to the FCT Command of the NSCDC, were present at the school to ensure security during an ongoing examination on the premises.

In response to inquiries, SP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the FCT Police, confirmed the occurrence of the incident. She assured that the police had promptly intervened to restore peace in the affected area.

Adeh elaborated, stating, “The incident did occur, but our law enforcement personnel intervened in a timely manner to reinstate order, and the environment has now returned to a state of calm. Currently, two students who sustained injuries are receiving medical attention, and Commissioner of Police Haruna Garba has directed the initiation of an investigation into the incident.”

The commitment to an investigation underscores the authorities’ determination to examine the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate event and take appropriate actions.

On the other hand, there has been no official statement from the FCT Command of the NSCDC regarding the incident.

When approached for a response, Comfort Okomanyi, the spokesperson for the FCT NSCDC, conveyed that she was presently unavailable. She expressed her apologies, mentioning, “I’m sorry, I’m currently indisposed.

Nevertheless, I’ll make inquiries from the command to gather information on the matter, and I’ll provide you with an update as soon as possible.” Okomanyi’s commitment to obtaining information from the command highlights the potential forthcoming official statement from the NSCDC regarding the incident.

Credit: punchng.com

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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