Policemen from the Zuba Division in the Federal Capital Territory FCT stormed Dakwa village, an Abuja suburb, on Friday, allegedly shooting a Department of State Services official (DSS).
The anonymous DSS official was allegedly shot while in transit during the Dakwa raid.
During the operation, which took place around 8 p.m., 37 residents and other passers-by in the community were arrested.
Aliyu Ibrahim, a local resident who claimed to be a security guard at one of the area’s private schools, was one of the persons arrested and taken to the police station, where they spent the night.
Traders, tea and roasted meat vendors, and commercial motorcyclists were among those arrested, he claimed.
“They stormed the area with three vehicles including a Hilux van, bus and a utility vehicle. “They operated alongside local vigilantes who rode the impounded motorcycles, while their owners and other arrested people were conveyed in the police vehicles.”
Another resident, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed that the arrested residents were released on bail the next morning after paying N5,000 each.
CSP Osor Moses, the Zuba Divisional Police Officer (DPO), confirmed the DSS official’s shooting but claimed he was recovering at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.
He, on the other hand, sent our reporter to the FCT police command for more information about the incident.