No `Trigger-Happy’ Policeman Will go Scot-Free, Command Says

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Mohammed Danmallam, on Tuesday, warned that no `trigger-happy’ Policeman would go unpunished in Enugu State Police Command.

Danmallam gave the warning in Enugu while reacting to an incident that occurred along Aninri axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Police patrol team on duty, allegedly shot at a moving lorry with Registration No DNG 612 XA; which resulted to the death of one of the passengers.

The commissioner said that he had ordered a full-scale investigation by the state Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) into the unfortunate incident, adding that those behind the incident had been arrested.

According to him, policemen are always guided by relevant orders concerning the use of firearms and as a policeman, you must be professional in your handling of firearms.

Danmallam, however, regretted the inconveniences caused by the alleged incident which brought about the blocking of roads to other road users by those in sympathy with the alleged victims of the incident.

“I am assuring members of the public that those behind the incident will not go unpunished if found wanting,’’ he said.

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