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NSCDC Official shoots Bus Driver Dead In Rivers State

NSCDC Official shoots Bus Driver Dead
NSCDC Official shoots Bus Driver Dead

NSCDC Official shoots Bus Driver Dead

Ada George and Location areas of Obio-Akpor, Rivers State witnessed a sudden upheaval on Tuesday following the alleged shooting of a commercial bus driver by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), tori4africa learnt.

The operative attached to the state task force was said to have shot and killed the driver igniting violence that  caused massive traffic along the ever-busy Ada George, Location and NTA roads.

The dead driver was reportedly conveying passengers when a vehicle of task force officials attempted to overtake him but he withstood the officials.

It was gathered that, In the cause of vehicular battle, the task force vehicle banged the commercial bus.

An anonymous source revealed that, the said driver out of outrage halted the task force vehicle with his bus.

The source said:

NSCDC Official shoots Bus Driver Dead

The driver further called on his other colleagues who immediately joined him to demand for the repair of his vehicle but as the task force and NSCDC officials objected to their demand, the situation became tense.

Consequently, the situation worsened when the security operatives engaged all the drivers in a battle.

Sensing danger, the taskforce officials fled while one of the NSCDC operatives trapped in the pandemonium shot the driver and continued shooting to scare the rampaging drivers.

The civil defence man escaped as the drivers scampered for safety following his gunshots. But the victim died while being conveyed to hospital, the source said.

The death of the driver induced pandemonium in the area as the angry commercial bus driver reinforced and blocked the roads.

Spokesman of the Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident when contacted.

He said;

Yes, I am aware that an NSCDC officer attached to the state task force shot a commercial bus driver, but calm has returned to the area as our men have been mobilised there.

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