DCP, Youth Corper killed in Abuja Shi’ite protest

Protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have reportedly shot dead a senior police officer, DCP Usman Umar, who was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

Umar was reportedly gunned down as he tried to pacify the rampaging Shi’ite members who disrupted commercial activities and vehicular movement during their protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, today.

He was immediately taken to an undisclosed hospital where he died. So also a yet to be identified female National Youth Corper serving with Channels TV, who was allegedly hit by bullets during the protest was confirmed dead on primetime news Monday night.

Our correspondent who was at the Force headquarters saw policemen mourning the deceased who they described as a very kind man.

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