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Police Inspector commits suicide after murdering Corporal, injuring DSP in Abuja

Valentine Chinyem

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A yet to be named Police Inspector has killed himself after he shot his colleague, a Police Corporal who died on the spot and also fatally injuring a Deputy Superintendent of Police, at the Dutse Alhaji Division of the Nigeria Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In a statement which was released by ASP Yusuf Mariam, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the Abuja Command, the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday.

“The FCT Police Command regrettably condemns the unfortunate incident that took place at Dutse Alhaji Division on 21 December, 2019 at about 0430hrs 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 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 Celebrations,” she said.