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Policeman shot dead after shooting colleagues

31 July 2012, 15:57

Adamawa -  A policeman at the Michika divisional headquarters in Adamawa was on Tuesday shot dead after shooting two of his colleagues who are now receiving treatment in the hospital, police spokesman Muhammed Ibrahim said.

An eye witness said that the incident occurred around 7 am on Tuesday when the policeman, identified as Abba Gana, opened fire on his colleagues.

Confirming the incident, the command's spokesperson, Ibrahim, a deputy superintendent, said an inspector and a constable were shot in the incident.

He explained that the policeman who resisted arrest, had been shot dead with the assistance of men of the Adamawa special anti- robbery patrol, ``Operation Tsaro.''

``It’s an unfortunate incident this morning, one of our policemen who signed for a rifle for duty, turned around and opened fire on his colleagues who are now receiving treatment in the hospital,'' Ibrahim said.

Ibrahim also confirmed the attack by suspected gunmen on Mugulvu police outpost in Mubi South Local Government Area on Monday.

He said the men, who attacked the outpost using explosives, were repelled by the police who succeeded in killing one of them.

Four months ago, a policeman at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Gombi Local Government Area of the state also went berserk, shooting three of his colleagues to death before killing himself.


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