A 16-year-old girl named Tina has died after she was hit by a stray bullet from a trigger-happy policeman.
The sad incident happened at the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State on Thursday, May 28.
Tina was allegedly was standing at the junction when police opened fire on the driver of a bus who had violated the curfew orders.
She was hit in the process and was taken to the hospital, she however gave up the ghost.
Latest reports confirm that the policeman had been arrested.
The Lagos State police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest of the police officer.
The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.
Nigerians are reacting to the sad incident on Twitter as they call for justice.
We all need to demand #JusticeForTina
All she did was stand at a popular junction and she was shot by a Nigerian Policeman
It could be anyone of us, and we will not stop until we have a reform of the Nigerian Police Force
I don’t want to mind my business and still be shot
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) May 29, 2020
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) May 29, 2020
The black race is now the most endangered race in the world. Being black is now all it takes to get killed.
White kill blacks
Black kill blacks.
I feel for the unborn generation.#JusticeForTina
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) May 29, 2020
Tina could be any of us standing by the road side, buying roasted corn and “ube” and next thing there is a bullet in our Chest. It’s so scary
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) May 29, 2020
— Kalu Emmanuel🇳🇬 (@ApostleShock) May 29, 2020
— TayoAinaFilms (@tayoainafilms) May 29, 2020
The Nigerian police shot 16 year old Tina, she lost her life earlier today
It’s not making the news because the media doesn’t see it as important
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) May 29, 2020
I can’t fathom the pains her loved ones will be going through right now.
— Safiriyu Enitan (@EnitanSafiriyu) May 29, 2020
This is so sad 💔 I hope the Nigerian security authorities bring the culprit to book…we will not be scared in our own country 💔 #JusticeForTina
— Mercy Eke (@real_mercyeke) May 29, 2020
✰ A police man shot a 16 year old girl in Nigeria. This is getting too much fr! Please Keep talking about this and letting the world know how the people who should be protecting us are doing the exact opposite. #JusticeForTina pic.twitter.com/unq6VqxEM3
— Justin Ug (@JustinUg_) May 29, 2020
— Aros (@Damii_aros) May 29, 2020
She didn’t bear arms neither was she looking suspicious.
Her only “crime” was standing at a popular junction within reach of a trigger happy Nigerian Policeman.
How long will this continue & how long will they keep getting away with this?💔
Pls lend a voice.#JusticeForTina
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) May 29, 2020