Coronavirus: Kaduna youths protest killing of 5 people by police

Coronavirus: Kaduna youths protest killing of 5 people by police

- An army of youths protested the killing of their colleagues in Kaduna state by security operatives enforcing a lockdown order

- The security operatives were alleged to have shot five people dead while trying to disperse some traders who defied lockdown directive

- Although police denied killing any citizen during the fracas, members of the community insisted that the deceased were killed by the security operatives

Kaduna state was thrown into pandemonium as an army of youths took to the street to protest the death of five people allegedly killed by the security operatives enforcing the lockdown directive.

According to Channels TV report, the youths who trooped out in a multitude in Trikania community of Kaduna South local government area called for justice over the extrajudicial killing.

Legit.ng gathers that in what resulted into an affront, five people were allegedly killed on Monday, April 6, after the joint task force group of police and vigilantes tried to disperse some traders.

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Coronavirus: Kaduna youths protest killing of 5 people by police
An army of youth protested the killing of their colleagues in Kaduna state by security operative enforcing a lockdown.
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The traders were reported to have violated the lockdown directive placed on the state by the Governor Nasir-El-Rufai led government.

Kaduna state has been on lockdown since March 23 as government-imposed curfew as part of measure to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

As a result of the breakdown, police were said to have started shooting sporadically leading to the death of the five people.

Although police denied killing any citizen during the fracas, members of the community insisted that the deceased were killed by the security operatives, hence the violence which plunged the state into anxiety.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has tackled the Nigerian Army following viral videos showing soldiers attacking people who allegedly violated lockdown directives in Delta state.

The leading human rights lawyer, in a statement on Sunday, April 5, said the subjecting Nigerians to extrajudicial killing does not have a place in the constitution. He added that there is a legal penalty for violation.

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Falana, who accused the army troop of "horrendous physical attacks" in Delta state, said the law only prescribes N200 fine and/or six-month jail term for violators, not killings.

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