DSS Operative Shoots Bride, Groom, Guests At Wedding Reception
AN operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Saturday evening, went berserk and shot at a newly wedded couple during their wedding reception in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Witnesses told the Tribune Online that the incident, which occurred at Kugbaru community during the reception after solemnisation of their holy matrimony, left some guests injured.
There are, however, conflicting reports about the state of the newly-weds. While one report said the bride and bridegroom died before reaching the hospital, another said the couple, alongside other victims, were in the hospital responding to the treatment.
It was learnt further that the operative, who appeared suddenly when the couple was dancing, started shooting sporadically and later shot at the couples and guests.
According to one of the witnesses, “after shooting the couple and other guests, he attempted to flee but some youths at the event caught him. He was beaten up and the the arrival of policemen saved him from being beaten to death.”
When contacted on phone in Lafia, the state capital, on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ismaila Numan, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had since been arrested, while investigation was ongoing.
The PPRO, who declined comment on the identity of the suspect, added that the couple and one other victim were shot during the reception and they were all responding to treatment.