NSCDC kills one person in Jalingo

An officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ) on Thursday night shot and killed a 20-year-old man, identified as David Yusuda, in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.

An eyewitness told newsmen that the culprit, who is the driver of the Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, was in the habit of harassing youths in the Abuja Phase II area of the city.

According to him, the tragedy occurred after the NSCDC official visited a nightclub in the area on Thursday and started harassing youths.

“When some of the youths resisted his continued harassment, he called his colleagues who were on night patrol duty. On reaching the nightclub, one of them opened fire and killed one of the guys instantly,” the eyewitness said.

Following the development, some youths in the area blocked some major roads within Jalingo, protesting and thereby causing gridlock.

When contacted, the Taraba State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Kamilu Ado, who refused to confirm the death of the victim, however, said that there was a misunderstanding between his driver and some youths which led to the damage of his car.

Ado said that his driver took his official car to the nightclub without his knowledge and a quarrel ensued between him and some youths, leading to the incident.

He said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that my driver took my official car to a nightclub and while there, he had a quarrel with a boy and some youths descended on him and also destroyed my official vehicle in the process.

“The driver is currently under detention and investigation into the matter is ongoing. I must get to the root of the incident.”

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Police in the state, David Missal, who confirmed the killing, said that the NSCDC, being a law enforcement agency, had taken care of the situation.

Source: (Punch Newspaper )


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