By Uzair Adam Imam
An official of Goron Dutse Correctional Centre in Kano, who is yet to be identified, has gunned down a trader for refusing to give him a stick of cigarette. This development shocked people around.
The Daily Reality gathered that the bullet fired at the trader went through his stomach and later hit another person on the leg.
The trader was confirmed dead after reaching the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where the two victims were rushed to.
It was gathered that there had been a misunderstanding between the two persons after the trader refused to sell the cigarette to the officer; which made him angry.
According to a witness who spoke to the Daily Trust, “We can’t really say, but, it seemed like the officer was owing the trader and this time around, he refused to sell to him, which triggered his response as he suddenly shot him.”
Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Kano Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
He added that the police were still trying to ascertain the identity of the slain trader.
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