In Cross River State, a 32-year-old man named Nwa-Aba was reportedly shot by a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) employee early yesterday morning.
While peeing in front of the Corps’ Calabar, Cross River State office, an NSCDC employee allegedly fired at the man.
Though the gunman has not been identified, an eyewitness informed The Nation that Nwa-Aba was shot twice in the waist while urinating around 50 metres away from the NSCDC headquarters.
The eyewitness said;
“He was urinating at a spot when the Civil Defence officer shot him in his waist. He is a labourer at the Petroleum Tanker Driver’s park. He has been rushed to the hospital and we don’t know his condition for now.”
Another witness, Bright Uzo, criticised the shooting, claiming that the rounds may have killed Nwa-Aba.
“Was he suspected of having any intention to commit a crime? They shot him before knowing that he was only urinating. Even if it was at their gate, he ought not to shoot him. He is not a criminal, he is just answering the call of nature
According to reports, the shooting sparked a demonstration by a group of young people who sought justice for the victim. Armed NSCDC personnel, on the other hand, dispersed them.
The event is being examined, according to Solomon John, a spokesman for the NSCDC. John stated,
“We came in this morning (Wednesday) to discover what happened because it happened in the early hours and only officers who were on night duty witnessed it. I can tell you that there is an ongoing investigation,” he said, adding that “the guy is okay” after being rushed to hospital.