GUBER POLL: Police allegedly shoots man for opposing candidate


CITIZENS COMPASS– A yet-to-be identified policeman has allegedly opened fire on a resident of Jos, Plateau State for opposing the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area.

The incident occurred on Sunday, March 5, 2023 as the policeman attached to
Mopol 8, Jos, was said to have thrown caution to the wind.

The victim, identified as Nyommena Badapba, a resident of Tudun Wada community was shot in his shoulder shortly after an argument with the policeman.

An eye witness who resides in Tudun Wada community said both were engaged in a political argument on who will win the governorship election in the state.

He said, “The policeman was castigating the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda.

“He said he will not win the election because he has nothing to offer the people of the state but Nyommena was trying to defend him.

“When the argument became heated, the young man was advised to end the conversation and he left for his house.”

According to the victim, the police officer who was armed trailed the victim from behind.

Suddenly, the policeman targeted his head and opened fire but luckily ,the bullet hit the young man on his shoulder.

“He is currently at the Bingham university teaching hospital in Jos where he was rushed to,”he added.

In a picture circulating online and obtained by our correspondent, the victim was seen lying down on a bed with bandages all over his shoulder and hand.

Many social media users who reacted to the pictures challenged the Plateau state police command to fish out the policeman responsible for shooting the young man

However, Spokesperson, Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred, said he was yet to verify the incident.


The Punch

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