Police Officers Open Fire On Soldiers As Mob Destroys Abuja Police Station

Two Nigerian soldiers came under fire from police officers, resulting in the death of one of the servicemen, military sources disclosed.

Dantani Bako, a lance corporal and private Samuel Gambo — both involved in counterinsurgency operations in the Northeast of Nigeria were shot in their legs by police officers during an argument at the Nakuse-Kuje checkpoint Friday morning, sources said.

“They were stopped by the police at Nakuse checkpoint… One of the police officers broke their motorcycle headlight and it led to a misunderstanding between the men,” a source said. “One among the police officers shot both soldiers in their legs.”

The soldiers were said to have been rushed to a medical facility in the neighbouring Kwali community for treatment.

“Lance corporal Bako later died in the hospital,” a source said. “Private Gambo was referred to a specialist hospital in Gwagwalada for further treatment,” the source added.

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