The Nigerian Police says it has apprehended the police officer who gunned down a commercial bus driver today in Onitsha, in Anambra State.
The state commissioner of police, Mukhtari Ibrahim, confirmed the arrest and said the killer-policeman will be prosecuted.
In his words, “Indeed our personnel killed a commercial driver and we are carrying out investigation, and we will prosecute him because it is a murder case. We have also taken the corpse of the driver and it is now with us.”
Malam Habibu Adamu, a Northerner who lives in Onitsha, said there was no loss of life among his people, but that their properties and belongings were looted by miscreants.
In his account, the Chief Imam of Onitsha Central Mosque, Abdurahaman Hamza, said as follows: “It was around afternoon when some people started attacking us and our people ran to barracks seeking [refuge]. Some of our people sustained injuries but there is no death. We thank God that soldiers and mobile police men have taken over the town, though some of our people have fled to Asaba and some are planning to go back to the North.”