Killer cop shoots colleagues dead, takes own life

The Adamawa police commissioner rewards gallant officers who repelled attacks

A policeman went berserk and shot two of his colleagues before shooting himself at Lala Village of Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Adamawa, Aderenle Shinaba, who confirmed the incident, said that the policeman, identified as Nuhu Ishaku, without any provocation, went wild.

The incident happened amidst a deteriorating security challenge which has unsettled the Adamawa State Police Command, with attacks from unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the Jimeta police division repelled by vigilant police men.

The frequent attacks on police formations in the state have led to the killing of at least six police personnel, according to a Premium Times count.


In the incident involving the killer-cop, Mr. Shinaba said the policeman suddenly lifted his rifle and opened fire on his colleagues at the Lala Police Station.

He said that Mr. Ishaku shot and killed one Inspector Benjamin Tizhe, who was the Charge Room Officer at the police station.

The CP said that Mr. Ishaku also shot Chokica Inchi, who was receiving treatment at a hospital, before shooting himself four times and later died in the hospital.

“We don’t know what really prompted him to take such an action, but since one of those shot is still alive, we hope when he recovers he will assist us in the investigation,” he said.

The commissioner also confirmed an attack on Jimeta Police Station by unknown gunmen.Mr. Shinaba said that the attackers, who came in a white Toyota car at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, opened fire on the station, but were repelled by policemen on duty.

“There is no casualty on our side and I can’t say if any of the attackers was hit,” he said.

He commended the efforts of his men and warned that any attempt by any group or individual to try them would be dealt with.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was a similar attack on Demsa Police Station in Adamawa last week, but it was also repelled by the police.

The commissioner  then gave a letter of commendation to the division and a cash donation of N200, 000 for the officers and men in Demsa.



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  • Makyegh

    There is no bigger lie than to claim that the police officer ‘without provocation’ shot and killed an Inspeector of police. A closer look will reveal the intimidation and opression that the assailant may have endured. such acts are not unheard of in the fold of the Nigeria Police force. Whatever the reason behind his actions, such lash outs have never and will never be the solutions to the anger or pain that the assialant bore. may the souls of the departed rest in peace.