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Saturday, 22 March 2014

TRAGIC: Mobile policeman kills himself with a rifle in Niger

A policeman attached to the Squadron 12 Police Mobile Force PMF Minna, Niger State reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.

Corporal Tanko Usman, 30, was said to have parked his motorcycle by the road, walked into an uncompleted building and went on to shoot himself fatally. The incident happened earlier today after he reportedly left his duty post at one of the city’s new generation banks.

An eyewitness who wished not to be named said no one suspected anything sinister when the policemen made his way onto the uncompleted building until the loud bang of gun shot was heard.

“Nobody suspected that something awful was in the offing when the Corporal entered the uncompleted building, infact nobody challenged him, it was the gun shot that attracted us and when we got in we found the
dead body of the Policeman.

“We later reported the incident at Maitunmbi Police division from where we gathered the police mobile squadron was contacted and some of their (MOPOL) men came to evacuate the body,” he said.

Confirming the incident Niger State Police Command spokesman, Richard Adamu Oguche (ASP) said the commander squadron Mopol 12 and the Divisional Crime officer (DCO) of Maitumbi division visited the scene of the incident and organised the evacuation of the body.

According to Oguche, “The fact is that this morning there was a report that a man suspected to be mobile policeman allegedly shot himself in an uncompleted building at Eastern bye-pass and it was discovered he is from 12 squadron Police Mobile force PMF, he shot himself with his service rifle which was also recovered and given back to the squadron commander”.

He said the body has been deposited the body at IBB Specialised Hospital ’s Mortuary, Minna.

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