Gunman overtakes Abuja vehicle, kills driver, corps member escapes

A young man, simply identified as Mohammed, has been shot dead while driving on a highway in the Federal Capital Territory.

The deceased was reportedly in a car with his friend, a National Youths Service Corps member who was in uniform, when they were shot at by a yet-to-be-identified person.

The suspect overtook them and then shot.

The bullet broke the windshield and hit the victim, killing him on the spot.

The incident occurred at the Jabi Airport Road area of the FCT on Monday.

An anonymous commercial driver claimed that Mohammed was also a corps member.

He said, “There were two corps members in the car; one of them was in uniform. They overtook a car; the car later overtook them and someone shot at them. We don’t know what happened, but we just heard a gunshot.

“The bullet penetrated through their windshield and hit his colleague, who was driving, in the forehead and he died immediately. The corps member in uniform was unhurt.”

However, another source quoted an eyewitness as saying that the shooter was in a car with tinted glass.

“The driver of the car was rough. He shot at their car and drove off,” he added.

The FCT police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh could not confirm the incident but promised to get back to newsmen when she gets details. said she did not have details of the incident,

T Director-General of the NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, however, said no corps member was killed.

He said, “The person driving the car was shot. But nothing happened to our corps member who was with him. The police led us to trace him; he is Okay. We suspect that the man that was killed was the driver.”

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