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Gbajabiamila confirms security detail killed newspaper vendor in Abuja

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Gbajabiamila confirms security detail killed newspaper vendor in Abuja


Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has confirmed that one of the security operatives attached to him shot a citizen dead.

The incident occured in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.

In a personal statement issued Friday morning, the lawmaker narrated that in the evening as he left the National Assembly, he stopped to greet newspaper vendors.

The Surulere representative said it was a friendly exchange as many of them have known him since he first moved to Abuja

He recalled that after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed it, which made the security men “shot into the air to disperse them”.

The Speaker said after getting to their destination hours later, he was informed that someone was hit by a stray bullet.

“Contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air. I have caused a report to be made to the local police station and an investigation has commenced,” he said.

Gbajabiamila disclosed that the officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended pending the conclusion of the inquiry.


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