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Police arrest NSCDC officers over shooting of Abuja students

The Nigeria Police has arrested and detained three officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for shooting two students of Senior Secondary School, Life Camp, Abuja.

Earlier reports indicated that the shooting occurred at about 11:20 am on Wednesday within the Jabi and Gwarinpa areas of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to Punch, the two students shot by the NSCDC officers are currently receiving treatment at the Gwarinpa Hospital.

The officers attached to the FCT Command of the NSCDC were at the school to maintain security during an ongoing examination on the premises.

When the shooting of the kids took place, some irate high school students allegedly vandalised three patrol vehicles belonging to the NSCDC in protest. Police officers from the FCT Command later swooped in to maintain peace and order.

FCT Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, while noting that the police had restored peace in the affected area.

Adeh said, “The incident happened, but our operatives intervened on time to restore law and order, and the environment is now peaceful. Two injured students are currently receiving treatment, and the CP, Haruna Garba, has ordered the commencement of an investigation into the incident.”