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JUST IN; Three NSCDC officers arrested by Police after shooting two Secondary School Students

JUST IN; Three NSCDC officers arrested by Police after shooting two Secondary School Students

Three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been arrested and detained at the Federal Capital Territory police command for shooting two students of Senior Secondary School, Life Camp, within the Jabi and Gwarinpa areas of the FCT.

The PUNCH reported that the two students shot by the NSCDC operatives are currently receiving treatment at the Gwarinpa Hospital.

Following the shooting, some irate high school students vandalised three patrol vehicles belonging to the NSCDC in protest against the attack on their injured colleagues.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 11.20am on Wednesday.


The NSCDC personnel attached to the FCT Command of the NSCDC were at the school to provide security during an ongoing examination on the premises.

When contacted, the FCT Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, while noting that the police had restored peace in the affected area.

Adeh said, “The incident happened, but our operatives intervened in time to restore law and order, and the environment is now peaceful. Two injured students are currently receiving treatment, and the CP, Haruna Garba has ordered the commencement of an investigation into the incident.”

Meanwhile, the FCT Command of the NSCDC has yet to comment on the development.

When contacted for comments, the spokesperson for the FCT NSCDC, Comfort Okomanyi, said she was indisposed, while noting that she would make inquiries from the command and revert.

“I’m sorry, I’m currently indisposed. However, I’ll reach out to the command for an update on the matter, and I’ll get back to you,” Okomanyi noted.

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