Ibadan Corp Members protested as police shoot NYSC members

On Thursday, the Orita Challenge area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was thrown into disarray after a car driven by a member of the National Youth Service Corps was allegedly shot at by a police officer.

Our correspondent learned that the police officer fired at the car the corps member was driving, but it was unclear whether anyone was injured in the incident.

The identities of the corps members in the car could not be determined at the time of filing this report, but the shooting occurred on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.

The corps members were said to be on their way home from a Community Development Service meeting when the trigger-happy cop opened fire on their vehicle.

A photograph allegedly taken at the scene shows a bullet hole in the back windscreen of a car, as well as a corps member’s cap in the car, and some people gathered around the car to peer inside it.

According to a trader in the area, the shooting caused panic in the area because some youths protested, but the policeman and his colleagues fled immediately after he fired the shot.

Although Adewale Osifeso, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Oyo State Police Command, refused to answer our calls, Olatunji Adegboye, the South-West Coordinator of the National Association of Nigeria Students, confirmed to our correspondent that a vehicle driven by a corps member was shot at.

He said, “I heard that a corps member was shot by the police at Challenge area. Some of our guys are there but I have not got his identity and the detail of what happened.

“The shooting of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic student ought to have taught the policemen a lesson but this happened again now.”

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, but why police officer hmmm