CP Mourns Death of Victim
The Kano State Police Command has ordered the arrest of an Inspector (name withheld) who fired a shot and unfortunately wounded two persons with one other person who died while receiving treatment at the Hospital.
The incident happened in Kurna Asabe Quarters, Fagge Local Government Area on Tuesday when groups of rival restive youths engaged in fighting.
A statement which was issued on Wednesday by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said the Command is following up on the unfortunate development of the officer who did not receive any command from the existing chain of command fired the shot.
Other parts of the statement read;
“It is in the forgoing development that the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel directed the Area Commander Dala, ACP Nuhu Mohammed Digi to fish out the erring Police Inspector with a view to constituting a board of inquiry into the cause of the incident of which the outcome will be communicated to the public.
“A few hours later, the Police Inspector has since been arrested and is now in Police custody.
“This action of the Police Inspector is quite regrettable. This is because, since the assumption of office of the CP, the Police have never entered into a confrontation with the members of the public talk less firing gunshots.
“It is a known fact that the Police Command is fully committed to the respect of rights and freedom of all people.
“Therefore, the Command is calling on members of the public to be rest assured that justice will be served in handling the situation which is quite strange when compared with the cordial relationship existing between the Police and the Public.
“The Commissioner of Police while commiserating with the family of the deceased and praying for the departed soul, urged members of the public to maintain calmness as the Command is taking the incident with utmost seriousness and is committed to upholding the principle of justice and transparency.
“Please let us all recognize that this is a trying period for the Police Command alongside all the peace-loving people of the State as “hijackers” are all over the place to turn the protest political and instigate the escalation of violence which will not be in the interest of the State.”