A mobile police officer [name withheld] was reportedly killed yesterday in Mabera Area of Sokoto metropolis.
The killing of the police officer left many in deep fears. However, the police authority in the state assured citizens of their safety, saying the killing has nothing to do with element of terrorism.
Confirming the incident, Sokoto State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kudu Abdullahi Nma said the command is on top of the situation. According to him, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime and the suspect is helping the police in investigation.
"The killing has nothing to do with element of terrorism. It is more or less an in house crime. It has a correlated arrangement. He did not kill himself. It is not a case of suicide but he was killed."
When asked for further on the nature of the death, the DCP said it is too early to comment further on the matter because the police is still investigating the matter.
However, investigation showed that the murdered mobile police officer (corporal) was with one of his relatives who came to visit him before his death.
According to the source who would not want his name on print, the incident happened in the early hours of the day shortly after the relative went for morning prayers. He only returned to see that the police officer had already been killed.
Expressing his dismay over the incident, the source said is high time the security agents swing into action and get the area (Mabera) Sokoto South local government area of the state rid of ghetto boys who practically have nothing useful to do other than smoking and molesting innocent people.