A mobile policeman attached to Zenith Bank, Zaria, Kaduna on Friday 23 killed his colleague attached to the same bank following disagreement over monthly stipends being given them by the bank.
A fight broke out between 2 policemen, Mathew Joshua, corporal and Aliyu Kamilu, sergeant, following discovery that the sergeant had been short-changing the corporal.
When Joshua confronted Kamilu on the issue, they started shouting at each other and “the corporal, who is holding-on to his rifle shot at the sergeant in his stomach.
“After shooting the sergeant, Joshua started shouting and shooting sporadically, which eventually led to the killing of a university student,” an eye witness told NAN.
The eye witness said that 4 customers of the bank also sustained bullet wounds. “When the report of the incident reached their command in Zaria, a team of policemen was immediately mobilised to the area.
“The policemen met their colleague with 2 rifles. They had no option than to systematically take position. “One of them succeeded in shooting Joshua on the leg, which gave people around the opportunity to descend on him with stones.”
The corpses of Kamilu and the student were rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika in Zaria. The hospital authority also confirmed the death of the student and Kamilu.
A source at the Police Area Command, Zaria, also confirmed the death of the policeman at ABUTH.