Residents of Dutsen Alhaji, Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were horrified on Saturday as a police Inspector shot dead a Corporal and also injured a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
After killing the junior policeman, the unidentified Inspector then shot himself dead.
The incident which reportedly occurred around 4.30pm sparked fear in the area.
Details of the incident were sketchy but the deputy FCT police spokesperson, ASP Miriam Yusuf, confirmed the incident.
Yusuf in a statement said, “The FCT Police Command regrettably condemns the unfortunate incident that took place at Dutsen Alhaji Division involving the murder of a police Corporal by an Inspector.
“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 the family members of the deceased, Yusuf explained that the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall a recurrence of such an incident.
The command urged residents to remain calm while reiterating its commitment to provide adequate security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Ciroma also confirmed the tragic incident to Sunday PUNCH on the phone but declined to provide details, stating that investigation was in progress.