Young man shot by police officer in Plateau state after political argument

Young man shot by police officer in Plateau state after political argument

A young man identified as Nyommena Badapba was shot by an unidentified police officer from Mopol 8 Jos, Plateau State on Sunday.

The victim, a resident of Tudun Wada community, was reportedly shot in his shoulder following an argument with the police officer. The argument was said to be centered on the outcome of the governorship election in the state.

According to a witness, the police officer was criticizing the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, while Nyommena was trying to defend him. When the argument became heated, Nyommena left for his house and was trailed from behind by the armed police officer who shot him.

The victim is currently receiving medical attention at Bingham University Teaching Hospital. The Plateau state police command is yet to verify the incident.

Social media users are calling on the police to investigate and bring the culprit to book.

In recent years, there have been growing concerns over the use of firearms by law enforcement agents, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. The incident in Plateau State is just one of many cases that have been reported in the country, with citizens often being the victims of police brutality and excessive use of force.

The situation is further complicated by the fact that many police officers in Nigeria are ill-equipped and poorly trained to handle firearms. This has led to a number of cases where innocent people have been killed or injured as a result of negligence or incompetence on the part of law enforcement agents.

The Nigerian government has made several attempts to reform the police force and improve their training and equipment. However, progress has been slow, and incidents like the one in Plateau State continue to occur, highlighting the urgent need for more comprehensive reforms.

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