By Wole Mosadomi, Minna
A mobile policeman attached to a bank in Minna, Niger State allegedly shot himself to death with his service rifle. The reason for the suicide remained unknown.
The policeman, identified as Corporal Tanko Usman, according to eyewitnesses, shot himself in an uncompleted building around General M.I Wushishi Housing Estate along Eastern Bye-pass, Minna.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the corporal, attached to Squadron 12 Police Mobile Force, was returning from his duty post when he parked his motorcycle by the building, entered and shot himself.
The shot attracted people living in the area and passersby who rushed to the scene only to find the body of the policemen in a pool of his blood.
The people then notified the Maitumbi Police Division whose officials came along with the Police Mobile Squadron to evacuate the body and deposit it at the IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna.
Niger State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Richard Oguche, who confirmed the incident, said the Mobile Police Squardron will look into the reason the policemen took his own life, adding that the body had been evacuated and the deceased’s family informed.