- Abdulkadir Musa has been shot dead by a gunman suspected to be a soldier
- The incident happened over the soldier's demand to go away with a bunch of banana without paying
- Meanwhile, the police claim they are investigating the matter
In what will sadden Nigerians, another innocent man has once again lost his life as a result of the attitude of security personnel in Zamfara state.
The incident which occurred at the state capital, Gusau, saw the soldier shoot dead a fruit vendor, Abdulkadir Musa.
The cause of the incident was narrated by the father of the deceased, Alhaji Mustafa Musa, and reported by The Punch.
The soldier, in the company of his colleague, reportedly came to buy N300 worth of bananas and wanted to go with a free bunch which the vendor refused, asking him to pay for it.
Quickly, Musa went and reported the matter to a nearby police station and the two soldiers were arrested but released later.
After his release, the killer soldier went home and returned with a gun which he used to shoot dead the innocent man.
“My son was shot in the back and we took him to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, but unfortunately, he lost his life."
Meanwhile, the police public relations officer in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, said that the command was investigating the incident.
“We are investigating the issue."
In another development, the deputy governor of Zamfara state Madi Aliyu Gusau has called on the federal government to take interest in motorsport as an avenue to reduce unemployment in Nigeria.
Gusau made the call on Friday, May 7, at the unveiling ceremony of the Nigeria motorsport games in Abuja.
Speaking to journalists including a Legit.ng reporter on the sidelines of the event, Gusau, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony, stated that motor racing can help the government address the challenges of unemployment in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a former governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani, said state police is not the solution to the security challenges in Nigeria.
Nnamani said that the factors that led to the abolition of regional police are still very much available.
He stated that some of the factors include the influence of political players, traditional players and interference by elites.
The former governor explained that the only way state police can function effectively is if it was made to be uniform in all 36 states of the federation.