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  • Updated: May 26, 2020

Former CEO Narrates How Police Invaded Home, Shot Son

Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Engr. Abubakar Ibrahim narrates how some personnel of the Nigeria police invaded his resident and shot his son in the process.

It was reported earlier that a teenage boy was shot by the members of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), a team under the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The incident happened on Monday, May 18, at about 12:45 pm, when Ibrahim was preparing to join his family to perform the afternoon prayer (Salatul Zuhr).

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In a chat with PRNigeria on Monday, Ibrahim said: “I heard gunshots and strange people screaming. I rushed downstairs and to my greatest dismay, my family members were laying on the floor with their faces down. Armed men were standing over them, threatening to shoot anyone that attempts to run.”

“We asked them why they were treating us in that manner. They slapped one of my children and said: ‘you even have the mouth to talk?’. The operatives searched the house, returned, and said they were taking me, my seven male children, and my driver to their office at Guzape. The female family members, already crying, stayed back.

“While entering the vehicle to convey us to STS, a son of my neighbor rushed to inform us that my son, Sadiq was shot at their house. We went with the STS operatives to pick Sadiq. He was in severe pain, blood had stained his clothes. The cloth used to cover the wound was soaked with blood.”

“While there earlier, they met Sadiq doing ablution for the afternoon prayer. He was frightened and thought it was a robbery attack. An officer pointed a gun at him and started pursuing him. It is only by the mercy of the Creator that Sadiq survived.

“The officer was heard shouting ‘thief thief’ so that people in the neighborhood would close their doors. It was around that time he was shot. They asked him to produce his phone and he told them that it fell during the pursuit. God so kind, the phone was found and we were eventually taken to the STS Office.”

“According to them, they were trying to track the kidnappers when they arrived at a spot near my house. That the road in front of my house was the location of the abductors when they were last contacted. They said the kidnappers asked them to take the ransom to that spot.”

Ibrahim Ibrahim continued narrating adding that everyone driven to the location was asked to write a statement.

“We were allowed to depart at about 5.45 pm. I requested that an officer follow Sadiq to the hospital. They assigned the person who shot him. He and a relative took Sadiq to the National Hospital, Trauma Centre, Abuja. They dropped Sadiq and the relative at the entrance and left without seeing the doctors.”

“I served this country to the best of my ability and retired as a Director from the Federal Civil Service. I have never been linked to any criminal act. Even in retirement, I am still contributing to the development of Nigeria. I am presently a visiting lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria.

The aggrieved father decried that his and his family’s fundamental human rights have been violated and must be restored.

In an interview with PRNigeria, the Nigeria Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba,  “There are different versions to this report. We are, nevertheless, investigating the controversy over the incident and we will surely make our position known and take appropriate actions on the issue

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