A Nigerian police officer has committed suicide after he shot and killed his colleague during an argument in Abuja, the Daily Trust reports.
The incident reportedly took place on Saturday, October 24 at the Mabushi area of Abuja.
According to the report, the two officers were on special protection duty at a residence when they started arguing about the recent #ENDSARS protests.
An unnamed source reportedly told the Daily Trust:
“The two officers were arguing about the #EndSARS protest then we heard the sound of a gunshot. The other officer that was gunned down could be heard saying. ‘He has killed me,’ then he muttered some prayers and all went quiet.”
The witness said the officer shot himself immediately he realized what he has done.
“After the incident, another officer told us that there was no prior animosity between the two of them. So, we believe that is how Allah said they will both end their lives,” the source added.
Men of the Mabushi Police Division later came and evacuated the bodies.