Police Say Sister Agency Responsible For Killing In Viral Video
The Nigerian Police Force has absolved its operatives of any crime as alleged in a viral video in which security operatives shot and killed an unarmed civilian at close range.
In the amateur video, recorded by someone most likely from hiding, the victim was dragged on the road before been shot at close range with the man appearing to die immediately.
The Police also pointed fingers at a sister security agency for being responsible for the action but they didn’t go further to name any security organization.
Watch the video as shared on Instagram by a user identified as Carrick Dublin:
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This happened in Benin city some Armed police men caught some innocents boy’s and they were not with any weapon,Then one was trying to Escape and he was shoot dead at the spot…..The Questions is What’s is happening in [email protected] @instablog9ja @unitednations @yelesho @mr.jollof_ @davidoofficial @officiallindaikeji #tundeednut #oscars#[email protected]
However, police replying through its public complaint unit, suggested the men in the video might be members of a criminal gang of kidnappers who were tracked to the location.
RT: UPDATE ON #PCRRU908001.
It has been established that the armed men in the viral video are not officers of the @PoliceNG but operatives of a sister security agency.
All the men rounded up in the video are members of a violent kidnap for ransom syndicate who were tracked… pic.twitter.com/AhqweXh4dS
— POLICE COMPLAINT (@PoliceNG_PCRRU) January 29, 2019
Earlier, when the video went viral on the internet, the Police had reacted, seeking any member of the public with valid additional information on the clip to come forward with it.
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