The officer was hit by a stray bullet in Maiduguri.
The Federal Road Safety Corps on Sunday confirmed that one of its officials was hit on the waist by a stray bullet in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The official, identified as Ibrahim Idris, an Assistant Route Commander, was believed to have been hit by a stray bullet that could have been fired by a gunman while robbing a recharge card dealer.
Mr. Idris was shot, alongside a yet to be identified woman, and was assisted to a specialist hospital by the JTF. He is said to be responding to treatment at a specialist hospital in Maiduguri.
“The officer was hit at the wrist while on traffic control at the Post office area of Maiduguri @ about 14:30hrs on 30/12/12. He was actually assisted to the hospital by the JTF. He is responding to treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.” The FRSC said on its facebook post.
Maiduguri is the hotbed of violence by the extremist group, Boko Haram, who have claimed responsibility for killings of hundreds of people in various attacks across Northern Nigeria.
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