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Policeman shoots colleague dead, commits suicide in Abuja

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A police inspector attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command yesterday shot a corporal and injured a deputy superintendent.

The inspector, who was yet to be identified, committed suicide after he shot dead his counterpart in Dutsen Alhaji area of Bwari Area Council.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma said the incident happened at about 4:30am in the area.

In a statement signed by the command’s deputy spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam said a preliminary investigation revealed 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.

The CP while commiserating with the family members of the deceased had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall the reoccurrence of such incident.

He urged residents to remain calm while he reiterated its commitment to provide adequate security during the Christmas/New year Celebrations.

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