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Commotion as Policemen Kill Two Civil Defence Officers in Calabar

Men of the Nigeria Police Force (file photo)

Commotion as Policemen Kill Two Civil Defence Officers in Calabar

Two police officers who got into a heated argument with Civil Defence officers have ended up committing a most gruesome crime.


Two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were on Wednesday evening shot dead by a policeman in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

According to The Nation, an eye witness revealed on Thursday that some armed policemen at about 7pm on Wednesday mounted a road block by the gate of the headquarters of the NSCDC in Anantigha, Calabar South, and an argument ensued when Civil Defence officers who were also armed and were returning to their station from patrol in their truck.

This led to an altercation and in the process one of the armed policemen drew his gun and fired at the Civil Defence officers, it was gathered.

According to The Nation, one of the officers, a Sergeant in the Civil Defence died on the spot and another officer was rushed with bullet wounds to the hospital, but died on Thursday morning.

The eyewitness said although the Civil Defence officers were armed they did not return fire, but ran into their premises after which the policemen took off.

Efforts to get to the police authorities in the state to comment on the matter proved abortive, but the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Eremi Solomon, said the matter was under investigation.

He said journalists would be briefed in due course.

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