A Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, killed a man and shot a police sergeant in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital on Friday, July 14.
The incident occurred when officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, sought back-up from the NSCDC personnel after clash with members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.
Sources disclosed that the incident was as a result of the FRSC officials impounding the vehicles of the NURTW. This made the Members of NURTW angry and set ablaze the operational vehicles of the FRSC and when the reinforcements of NSCDC official came around they only escalated the problem by beating everybody around, with one of them shooting dead a bystander and a police sergeant. The sergeant is currently receiving treatment in a hospital.
The state police commissioner, Rasheed Akintunde, who confirmed the incident, said one Hussaini was shot dead, while a police sergeant sustained gunshot injuries.
He said a stakeholders meeting was held to prevent the spread of violence in Dutse, while the culprits would be charged with murder after investigation.
Reacting to the incident, the NURTW chairman in Jigawa State, Hussaini Umar condemned the killing of their member, faulting the state sector commander of FRSC, Angus Ebezim for precipitating the clash. He said NURTW members could not afford to buy speed limiters as requested.
“We had a meeting with the governor and the sector commander. The governor pledged to see ways his administration could come to our aid but Angus went ahead and start arresting our members”.