A policeman was arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for shooting seven farmers to death in the state.
The arrest followed a petition by a Civil Society Organization, Progressive Mind for Development Initiate.
The petition signed by CSO President Abubakar Abdulsalam alleged that the officer, a Deputy Superintendent of Nigeria Police, committed the offense on 23 November 2017.
He said that the policeman, while he was in charge of the Safer Highways Patrol Team, stopped farmers who were working on their farms on the outskirts of the city Gombi town, tied them up and shot them to death.
The petition also alleged that the same officer had, on April 30, 2016, while he was in charge of a police outpost in the village of Kem, of Shelleng Local Government Area of the state,killed four people suspected of committing a robbery.
“We as an organization concerned, we consider the act of the suspect (police) as an act against the provision of the Constitution and against the fundamental rights of the persons in question.
“If such an act is not verified, it will continue to spread like a powder trail and finally Nigeria will be dangerous for its citizens, he added.
Adamawa Police Command spokesman, Othman Abubakar said, the police had been arrested and detained while an investigation is ongoing in the case