NSCDC Official Allegedly Shoots Lagos Tricycle Rider For Overtaking  Van

NSCDC Official Allegedly Shoots Lagos Tricycle Rider For Overtaking Van

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There was commotion along Oregun Road , Ikeja , Lagos , on Saturday as an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state shot a commercial tricycle rider.
Our correspondent learnt that the trigger-happy official was in an operational van together with his colleagues.
They were said to have accused the rider, whose identity has yet to be identified, of overtaking their vehicle . They reportedly disembarked from the vehicle , accosted the rider while one of them shot him.
It was gathered that angry youths confronted the officials who fled and abandoned the van at the scene . The vehicle was later set ablaze.
In a short video of the incident posted on Instagram on Saturday , a man was heard protesting against the shooting in Pidgin English .
“ Civil defence na im kill keke Napep ( rider). We don burn their pick up, ” he boasted .
Another voice in the background was heard saying “ because he overtook them . ” The video also revealed the burning van as a crowd gathered around the victim.
The spokesperson for the NSCDC in Lagos , Kehinde Badah , confirmed that the rider was shot in the leg but said he did not die.
She said, “ Something like that actually happened but I don ’ t have the details yet. I was told that the incident is being investigated . The person that was shot in the leg is not dead . ”

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