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DCP Umar killed during Shiites’ Abuja protest buried


The late Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Federal Capital Territory Command, DCP Usman Umar, has been buried according to Islamic rites.

DCP Umar was shot dead during the violent clash between the Police and protesting Shi’ite members in Abuja on Monday, has been buried.

He was reportedly buried at the national cemetery on Monday evening after a short prayer at the National Mosque.

Those close to him described him as a kind man.

The FCT Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed on Tuesday that the deceased officer had been buried.

Umar was pacifying protesting Shiite members when he was felled by a bullet and died before he could be taken to the hospital for treatment.

A journalist National Youths Service Corps [NYSC] member attached to Channels TV was also killed by a stray bullet during the ensuing fracas.

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