A female military officer has allegedly killed a senior colleague at a checkpoint in Yola, while enforcing the curfew imposed by the Adamawa State government.
Daily Trust reports that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri imposed the curfew after hoodlums broke into a government warehouse and looted several items, including palliatives meant to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
According to sources, the female soldier identified as Lance Corporal Nkiru shot a captain who attempted to intervene in her altercation with civilians at Fire Service Roundabout in Yola.
She was said to have insisted that motorists, including workers on essential duty, coming home during the curfew hours must turn back.
“Some people stopped at the checkpoint explained themselves as workers on essential duties, but the female soldier insisted they must turn back. A captain came forward to intervene. Unfortunately, she had already cocked her rifle, so she just fired and killed him accidentally,” a security officer told Daily Trust.
The victim (name withheld) was confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, while the suspect was instantly arrested and whisked away by soldiers.