Confusion as DSS personnel kills mother of five in Kaduna


There was pandemonium in parts of Kaduna metropolis on Wednesday after a Department of State Services (DSS) personnel accidentally killed a female traveller along the Kaduna- Abuja Express.

The victim was travelling on a commercial vehicle from Abuja to Kaduna with her five children when she was hit by a stray bullet, witnesses said.

The incident occurred around Jere town but the victim’s body was taken to the toll gate at Kakau/ Sabon Gayan community.

A witness said the incident occurred around 2:15 pm when the SSS operatives opened fire on another vehicle.

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 angered motorists who blocked the highway.

The road was reopened after the commissioner of police, Adamu Ibrahim, appealed to the motorists.

He said the DSS operative had been arrested.