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Police begin investigation into killing of student by NSCDC official

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
30 November 2023   |   11:35 am
At least two students of an undisclosed secondary school located in the Lifecamp area of Gwarinpa in Abuja have allegedly been killed by trigger-happy officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The incident was said to have occurred at around 11:30 am on Wednesday. NSCDC personnel attached to the Federal Capital Territory…

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun

At least two students of an undisclosed secondary school located in the Lifecamp area of Gwarinpa in Abuja have allegedly been killed by trigger-happy officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The incident was said to have occurred at around 11:30 am on Wednesday.

NSCDC personnel attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command were said to have been drafted to the school to provide security during an ongoing examination within the premises.

Although details of the incident are still sketchy, the killing was said to have incited chaos within the school.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident, saying, “There was an incident at life camp in one secondary school. We immediately went there, and at the moment, I can confirm that normalcy has been restored to the area”.

Adeh said the FCT police commissioner, Garba Haruna has directed that a discrete investigation be carried out to ascertain the cause of the incident.

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