Abuja residents were on Monday greeted with another massive violent protest by members of the El-Zazakky group involving over three thousand (3000) of its followers at about 12:30pm within the Central Business District of Abuja.
The Sight News gathered that the heavily armed protesters defying all sense of decency violently attacked innocent citizens and Police personnel on duty and in the process, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman A.K Umar, was shot and fatally injured by the protesters.
The officer who was immediately rushed to the hospital died moments later while receiving treatment, a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters DCP Frank Mba reveals on Monday evening.
Also, two (2) Assistant Superintendents of Police and a Staff of Channels Television sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment.
According to Mba, the violent protesters also razed down a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Response Post close to the Federal Secretariat, Abuja and two (2) vehicles.
“Meanwhile, the Police have arrested fifty-four (54) suspects in connection with the incidents and the suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned in court as soon as possible”, he said.
On his part, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, while commiserating with the family of the late DCP, condemned the incident and warned that ‘Enough-is-Enough’, as the Force and the nation at large will not continue to suffer losses on account of reckless and lawless persons and groups in the society.