A graphic photo from the scene of a shoot out that occurred in Bauchi last weekend - has been released by eyewitnesses. The gruesome photo shows the policeman who was killed in error by soldiers at a checkpoint along Bauchi-Jos road on Saturday. The fatal error happened when soldiers shot at a bus conveying policemen travelling from Taraba to Kaduna. One person was killed in the process - while two others are said to be in critical condition.
According to a press statement from the army, the error was as a result of the refusal of the driver of the bus to stop at the checkpoint for routine checks of occupants.
“The Headquarters 33 Artillery Brigade wishes to inform the general public that on 28th May 2016, at about 2:14pm, the troops deployed at Panshanu check-point along Bauchi-Jos road, opened fire on a bus. The bus drove dangerously through the checkpoint and refused to stop when flagged down on suspicion that it might be conveying terrorists or armed criminal elements while approaching the check point. Regrettably, one person died and 3 others sustained injuries in the process."