A policeman reportedly went berserk on Sunday morning and opened fire on his colleagues at Onikan, Lagos state, killing some of them in the process.
The Nation reports that the yet-to-be named policeman said to be attached to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) went berserk around 5am after he had a disagreement with other members of his team.
The trigger-happy officer reportedly hijacked their operational vehicle after shooting them and drove straight to Akoka in Yaba around 5am where he attempted to access a compound but couldn’t.
Sources disclosed that the building had a metallic door and the policeman allegedly opened sporadic fire on the property to gain access.
Residents said they were frightened and took cover not knowing what was happening since it was very early in the morning.
No fewer than 30 bullet holes were counted in an apartment, corridor and ceiling of the premises.
It was learnt that the shooter who left with the escort van with siren, might have become more frustrated after his vehicle stock in a ditch when he made to escape.
Sources said distress calls were made to the Bariga Police Division and the Rapif Response Squad (RRS) who deployed operatives to the scene and restrained him.
From short videos obtained by The Nation from residents, the trigger happy cop was screaming incoherent, a development suggestive of a possible mental illness.
He was heard alleging that some persons wanted to corrupt him and that he should be allowed to go home in the name of Jesus.
At the time of this report, police spokesman Bala Elkana said that the command was investigating the matter to understand what truly happened, adding that a statement would be released later.