- A soldier has allegedly shot a judiciary staff who tried to correct him over a wrong action
- The soldier was said to have caused a heavy traffic jam whiile he was trying to take a wrong way
- Donald Awunah, the commissioner of police, says he is yet to be briefed on the incident
A soldier attached to Wizchino Construction Company on Wednesday, May 10 allegedly shot a judiciary staff Godwin Udoaka at Asutan street in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Udoaka’s son identified as Sifon said the soldier drove against the traffic.
The Punch reports that Sifon said the soldier shot his father when he asked him to give way for other road users.
The president of judiciary staff union of Nigeria in Akwa Ibom state Albert Mbebe, who confirmed the incident, said the soldiers came in the opposite direction of the road and shot the victim.
He said: “The Construction Company vehicle was driving in the opposition direction that is against the traffic.
‘’They refused to go back so that other motorist could pass. It was the judiciary driver that was on the right way.
“While the judiciary driver insisted that the We Construction Company vehicle driver goes back, the soldier came out of the vehicle and shot him.
‘’His aim was to shoot and probably kill him. We are happy that the driver is in the hospital recuperating but the vehicle is in bad shape.
“There are human beings within the ranks who are so callous, so power drunk, because they carry guns, you cannot disagree with them; this is something we must all rise against.”
NAIJ.com gathered that Udoaka works in the transport section of the judiciary as a driver.
The Commissioner of Police, Donald Awunah, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident as he was in Abuja.
NAIJ.com recalls that some aggrieved Nigerian soldiers, on Sunday, May 7, held hostage the deputy governor of Borno state Usman Durkwa at a military checkpoint in Yobe state.
The incident occurred at Buni Gari town in Gujiba local government area of Yobe just as Durkwa was returning from Adamawa state.
The Borno deputy governor had been to that state to attend the turbaning ceremony of his Adamawa counterpart Martins Babale that took place in Ganye local government area.
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