Police Officers Open Fire On Traders In Bayelsa

Police Officers Open Fire On Traders In Bayelsa

Police officers recently caused a stir when they opened fire on merchants in Bayelsa, leaving four people seriously injured.

The policemen went berserk and opened fire on merchants in Tombia Market after claiming their activities led to traffic that disrupted their passage through the area.

A 17-year-old girl and three other women, who were seriously injured, are currently fighting for their lives, TheGuardian reports.

An eyewitness revealed that the policemen, who were six, began to shoot into the air so that the merchants and pedestrians left the road and made way for their vehicle.

He said that when the merchants hesitated to leave, one of the policemen opened fire on the merchants, causing chaos.

The 17-year-old was shot in both legs, currently paralyzed.

Her father expressed fear that she might walk like her colleagues.

“It was during the search that we were told that the police shot him in both legs. I wonder if my daughter will still be able to go back to school. I want justice for her so that my mind is calm, ”said Mr. Kingdom Baine, the girl’s father.

Mr. Onoja Majadu, pastor of one of the branches of the Embassy of Christ in Yenagoa, whose wife was a victim, revealed that a bone in his leg had been damaged.

“When I saw my wife, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. She was brutally brutalized. As we speak, the bone between the ankle and the knee is badly damaged. The hospital is asking me to provide N100,000 before they start major treatment on his leg, ”he said.

State police confirmed the incident, adding that the team of officers is in custody and will be punished.

Police, however, claimed that the officer accidentally fired a shot that hit the victims.

“I want to assure you that you are already facing severe disciplinary action, the outcome of which I will inform you.

“The unfortunate incident occurred at the popular Tombia-Etegwe roundabout on November 24, around 7:45 pm when the patrol team got stuck in traffic and one of the police officers in an attempt to clear the jam accidentally fired a shot, the bullet ricocheted and wounded three women. The victims are responding to treatment at Gloryland Hospital, Yenagoa, ”said Mike Okoli, Bayelsa State Police Commissioner.

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