7/13/2016

Confusion As DSS Personnel Accidentally Kills Mother Of 5 In Kaduna


In a rare occurrence that caused disquiet in some parts of Kaduna metropolis , an operative of the Department of State Services, DSS, accidentally shot and killed a female traveler along the Kaduna -Abuja Express on Wednesday .

The unnamed woman, who was traveling on a commercial vehicle from Abuja to Kaduna with five of her children, was hit by a stray bullet from the gun of the DSS operative , witnesses said.

The incident occurred around the busy Jere town , but the victims’ s body was taken to the toll gate at Kakau /Sabon Gaya community .

According to a witness, the incident occurred around 2 : 15 pm when the driver of an oncoming vehicle was ordered to stop by the operatives but he refused, resulting in shots being fired.
The identity of the DSS operatives was not released .

“We actually don ’t know what really happened but we only saw the DSS operatives , about six of them arriving in two Hilux vehicles. Immediately they saw a vehicle coming they tried to stop the driver but he refused to stop so they shot at him ,” a witness said .

“Unfortunately they missed their target and hit at the commercial vehicle conveying the victim and her five children. She died on the spot ” , he said.
The incident provoked motorists , who blocked the highway .

The road was reopened following the intervention of the Kaduna Commissioner of Police, Adamu Ibrahim.

Mr . Ibrahim told the protesters that the DSS operative had been arrested .
The DSS is yet to comment on the incident.