In Jos, some police officers recently captured a notorious man and woman car snatching syndicate and they are still being praised till now. Unfortunately, the reverse is the case in Abia state, because all a Civil Defense officer could do recently was to bring shame to the uniform by shooting dead an unarmed bus driver.
So Sad: “Trigger Happy” NSCDC officer allegedly shoots dead commercial bus driver in Abia State
According to reports reaching us, this incident happened on Wednesday the 15th of April 2020 and the shameful officer is said to be from the Isiala Ngwa Division of the Nigeria Security & Civil Defense Corps in Abia state. In the reports, it was recorded that the commercial driver delivers non-perishable and perishable food items.
It was also stated that an argument first ensued between the driver and the NSCDC officer over what rumors say is “bribe”. However, there is no official confirmed proof for now regarding the reason for their initial argument which led the NSCDC officer later pulling the trigger on the bus driver.
News reports claim that the death of the commercial bus driver led to uncontrollably heavy traffic at the Isiala Ngwa area as the incident sparked a protest among the youths of that area. It was even recorded that the angry youths tried lynching the “trigger happy” NSCD officer but he narrowly escaped by taking refuge in a nearby police station.
This incident is just heartbreaking because it's one out of many that frequently happen in our country today but no one seems to be doing anything serious about them. The kind of men that are given guns and made security officers in Nigeria these days can be really disappointing.
While all these are happening in Abia state; other states like Abuja, Ogun, and Lagos are still on an additional 2 weeks presidential COVID-19 lockdown. Also, the federal government has reportedly begun use of BVN to share palliatives as reported in the press video below;
Coronavirus Pandemic: FG begins use of BVN to distribute palliatives | TV360 Nigeria