Confused Soldiers Open Fire On Bus Taking Policemen From Taraba To Kaduna, 1 Died, 3 Injured

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May 29, 2016 – Confused Soldiers Open Fire On Bus Taking Police Officers From Taraba To Kaduna, 1 Died, 3 Injured

Some soldiers deployed to a checkpoint along Bauchi to Jos road have shot in error, a bus conveying policemen travelling from Taraba to Kaduna.

Headquarters of the 33 Artillery Brigade in Bauchi confirmed the incident on Sunday, describing it as unfortunate.

Maj. Joseph Afolasade, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 33 Artillery Brigade, said in a statement issued in Bauchi that the error was a result of the refusal of the driver of the bus to stop at the checkpoint for routine checks of occupants.

“The Headquarters 33 Artillery Brigade wishes to inform the general public that on 28th May 2016, at about 2:14pm, the troops deployed at Panshanu check-point along Bauchi-Jos road, opened fire on a bus.

“The bus drove dangerously through the checkpoint and refused to stop when flagged down on suspicion that it might be conveying terrorists or armed criminal elements, while approaching the check point.

“Regrettably, one person died and 3 others sustained injuries in the process.
”Preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the occupants to be policemen who were in mufti coming from Taraba State to Kaduna for an interview.

“The Brigade urges all motorists, irrespective of status, to always obey the stop sign at all the check points to avoid reoccurrence of this unfortunate incident,” it said.

The Brigade urged member of the public to be conscious of the current situation in the country, especially the on-going operation in the North East to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts.

“This is sufficient cause for all to abide by the rules at check points in the interest of all. The cooperation of the entire populace is necessary in the fight against insurgency and criminality,” it advised.

It, however, said the situation had been brought under control and the road, opened to traffic.

9 thoughts on “Confused Soldiers Open Fire On Bus Taking Policemen From Taraba To Kaduna, 1 Died, 3 Injured

  1. Why are all these nonsense happening? This is really getting out hand. I suggest that officers that always drink hot and those that smoke cocaine be sacked. RIP to the dead and those injured, I’m wishing you quick recovery.

  2. Why are all these nonsense happening? This is really getting out hand. I suggest that officers that always drink hot and those that smoke cocaine be sacked. RIP to the dead and those injured, I’m wishing you quick recovery.

  3. The driver of those policemen need some serious beating. In a country that security is as volatile as it is, every officer should know what not to do to endanger themselves. Too bad!

  4. mr soldier so u sabi shot like dis and u r dia militants dey bomb our pipelines abi? wellshall make una kill unaselves there.all i can say is dat u people r confused like una commander in chief(buhari).

  5. Metu, I think that punishment will be too mildy for the useless driver. A life of a healthy man was involved, and if that man was married, then you can evaluate the loss caused.

    After the life-sniffing beating, he should be dismissed pronto.

    I take a stroll…

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