There was confusion today as armed policemen stormed the State Headquarters of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, shooting sporadically.
It was very serious gunshots as we are yet to ascertain the issue between The Nigeria Army and The Nigeria Civil Defence at Imsu Junction an hour ago, though the fracas was jeopardized by the heavy rainfall through the intervention of God.
It would have metamorphosed into bloody gun duel
Vanguard Reports that Some residents of Okigwe Road and Works Layout, alerted them about the development, saying that they have scampered into the safety of their rooms also Speaking to Vanguard on phone, Chuka (surname withheld) said: “There is serious shooting going on in our area now. We have all scampered into the safety of our rooms. From where I am hiding with members of my family, I can’t hazard a guess on the people shooting.
businessman, who operates his outfit in the area and spoke on strict grounds of anonymity, said: “The shooting spree is between the police and NSCDC personnel. I understand that a police officer was arrested for a yet to be ascertained infraction and detained by NSCDC officers. I also learnt that he alerted his colleagues and they stormed NSCDC.
“It is not clear if they succeeded in getting their man out from detention or not. It is also not clear if anybody died in the process, but the massive shooting was uncalled for.
“The invading police officers ought to have chosen a more civilized approach in resolving whatever was the issue, instead of taking laws into their hands. I expect the State Commissioner of Police to fish out the fellows that attacked the NSCDC Headquarters and punish them appropriately.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Mike Abattam, couldn’t confirm the incident failed, as he rather retorted to “Really? What happened?”