Youths demand for justice after NSCDC officer shoots man for urinating near office in Calabar

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Youths demand for justice after NSCDC officer shoots man for urinating near office in Calabar

Some youths in Calabar, Cross River State Capital are demanding for justice after a man was shot in the waist by officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday.

According to a report quoting an eyewitness, the victim simply identified as Nwa-Aba was said to be urinating 50 meters away from the state’s NSCDC office when he shot twice by the officer.

“He was urinating at a spot when the Civil Defence officer shot him in his waist. He is a labourer at the Petroleum Tanker Driver’s park.

“He has been rushed to the hospital and we don’t know his condition for now,” an eyewitness.

Another eyewitness, Bright Uzo, condemned the shooting, saying the bullets could have killed him.

“Was he suspected of having any intention to commit a crime? They shot him before knowing that he was only urinating. Even if it was at their gate, they ought not to shoot him. He is not a criminal, he is just answering the call of nature,” he said.

The protesting youths were however dispersed by armed officials of NSCDC upon arrival at the scene.

NSCDC spokesman, Solomon John disclosed that the incident is being investigated.

“We came in this morning (Wednesday) to discover what happened because it happened in the early hours and only officers who were on night duty witnessed it. I can tell you that there is an ongoing investigation,” he said, adding that “the guy is okay” after being rushed to hospital.

Youths demand for justice after NSCDC officer shoots man for urinating near office in Calabar

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