Female soldier kills male Captain counterpart in Adamawa


Photo: Soldiers on patrol in Yola 

Female soldier kills male Captain counterpart in Adamawa

A female soldier enforcing the curfew imposed by Adamawa government has killed a senior colleague, who is said to be a Captain, at a checkpoint in Yola, the state capital.

Gov Ahmadu Fintiri had imposed the curfew after hoodlums broke into government warehouse and looted several items, including palliatives meant to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy.

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Identified as Lance Corporal Nkiru, the female soldier reportedly shot the Captain, who tried to intervene in her altercation with civilians at Fire Service Round About in the state capital.

According to eyewitnesses, she had insisted that motorists returning home during the curfew hours must all turn back.

It was gathered even though some of them had identified themselves as workers on essential duty, she stood her ground.

“Some people stopped at the check point explained themselves as workers on essential duties but the female soldier insisted they must turn back.

“A captain came forward to intervene. Unfortunately she had already cocked her rifle, so she just fired and killed him instantly.

“She has been severally accused of harassing civilians, cocking her rifle at the slightest provocation,” an eyewitness said.

It was also gathered that the suspect was instantly arrested and whisked away by soldiers, while the Captain was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, where he was confirmed dead.

Military authorities had yet to officially react to the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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