The police in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, have been left in total shock after an officer reportedly killed six of his colleagues.
According to DailyTrust, the suspect simply identified as Sergeant Bello, shot and killed the six mobile police officers inside the police college quarters of the Borno headquarters in Maiduguri.
Bello was said to have had a misunderstanding with his wife, name withheld, but his neighbours' attempt to nip it in the bud failed.
A senior police officer confirmed the report, adding that the matter escalated and in the process, Bello shot his father-in-law.
The police source revealed that the errant officer is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Meanwhile, a family source who narrated the incident said, “He and his wife have been having issues for some time now; we tried to settle it amicably, but he refused.”
“The wife told her parents that the sergeant assaulted her; she moved her things out of his house. The wife left due to severe maltreatment by her husband.
“He started shooting and threatened to kill everyone. Unfortunately, he shot people, but six mobile policemen died and two others are currently receiving treatment at Specialist Hospital.
“He razed down two blocks of eight rooms in the process and also shot his father-in-law.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Borno was unreachable as of the time of filing this report.