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NSCDC personnel ‘shoot woman to death’ at Eid ground in Zamfara

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Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have allegedly shot a woman to death in Zamfara state.

The NSCDC personnel were said to have opened fire in pursuit of some hoodlums when a bullet hit the victim at an Eid ground in the state.

An angry mob reportedly set fire to an operative vehicle of the NSCDC in reaction to the “killing” of the woman.

Yazid Abubakar, spokesperson of the Zamfara police command, said two personnel of the NSCDC are in police custody, adding that an investigation is ongoing on the incident.

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“We have two of them in our custody. The command is still investigating the incident,” Abubakar said.

Meanwhile, Ikor Oche, spokesperson of NSCDC in Zamfara, said operatives of the corps did not shoot the woman.

Oche said the NSCDC operatives were at their post monitoring the environment of the Eid ground when they heard a gunshot.

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He added that the woman was found fatally injured when men of the corps rushed to the scene of the incident.

“Because they were the ones close to the scene, a mob descended on them. They had to run for their safety and abandoned their Hilux vehicle,” he said.

“The vehicle was set ablaze by the mob and about seven of our men were injured. They did not shoot or kill anybody.”

Oche also said an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident.

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