Nigerian Police shoot woman in mouth

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A mobile police officer shot a yet-to-be-identified woman in the mouth at Salvation bus-stop, Opebi area on Thursday.

In a video shared by a Twitter user @abba_kanselem , the bullet went through the young woman’s mouth, tearing her cheeks.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital by passersby and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Speaking on the matter, the police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the police were gathering information that will aid proper investigation.

Mr Adejobi said the policeman has been identified, but he was not in the Lagos command, although he works in Lagos State.

“He is a boyfriend to the lady victim. We will get him and update you. We guess they have a conflict that triggered the shooting.

“Policemen have been sent to the hospital to visit the lady and get some facts when she is stable,” he said.
The shooting is coming on the heels of several protests in Lagos against the brutality of Police and the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

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