The Deputy Commissioner of Police was shot dead while trying to calm the angry and fierce ‘Shi’ite members who had hindered commercial activities and vehicular movement as they protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
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A member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has shot dead the deputy commissioner of police named Umar.
He’s the officer in control of the activities at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
He was shot dead while trying to calm the angry and fierce ‘Shi’ite members who had hindered commercial activities and vehicular movement as they protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, today.
He eventually died at an undisclosed hospital where he was rushed to. Vehicles were vandalised by the protesters, as well as shooting at reporters, of which one of the reporters is receiving treatment in a hospital due to an injury sustained from gunshot.
A police Inspector said, “The DCP was a very good man. We were at the mosque last Friday when he saw one man looking so haggard. The man told him how he had not been paid for over 14 months because he was unable to complete his IPPIS (Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information.)
“On hearing that the man was an Inspector, DCP Umar hugged him and immediately made calls to the officers in charge of the platform and the budget office. Today, the Inspector has been directed to come to the IPPIS office for enrollment on the platform. His death is so shocking.”
Full Police Press Release:
EL-ZAZAKKY PROTEST TURNS VIOLENT
· DCP USMAN A.K UMAR KILLED…Three (3) others injured
· 54 suspects arrested
· IGP decries the incident, warns that Enough is Enough.
Another violent protest by members of the El-Zazakky group involving over three thousand (3000) of its followers took place today, 22nd July 2019 at about 12:30 pm within the Central Business District of Abuja. The heavily armed protesters defying all sense of decency violently attacked innocent citizens and Police personnel on duty. In the process, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman A.K Umar, was shot and fatally injured by the protesters.
The officer who was immediately rushed to the hospital died moments later while receiving treatment. Also, two (2) Assistant Superintendents of Police and a Staff of Channels Television sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment. The violent protesters also razed down a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Response Post close to the Federal Secretariat, Abuja and two (2) vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Police have arrested fifty-four (54) suspects in connection with the incidents. The suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.
The IGP, while commiserating with the family of the late DCP, condemns the incident and warns that Enough-is-Enoughas the Force and the nation at large will not continue to suffer losses on account of reckless and lawless persons and groups in the society.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER