Army breaks silence after soldier allegedly shot fruit vendor dead in Zamfara
The Nigerian Army has broken its silence following reports that a soldier allegedly killed a fruit vendor, Abdulkadir Musa in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the fruit vendor was shot dead by a soldier for refusing to allow the assailant to go away with his bunch of bananas without paying for it.
Reacting to the incident, in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Muhammed Yerima, the NA noted that the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Major, General Usman Yusuf had ordered an investigation into the incident.
The army spokesman stated that the perpetrator would be subjected to investigations and would subsequently be prosecuted if found wanting.
“The NA wishes to state that the sad incident is quite regrettable and condole with the family of the deceased.
“It is worthy of note that the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Major General Usman Yusuf has since commissioned an investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the altercations which eventually claimed one life as efforts are ongoing to arrest the yet to be identified, perpetrator,” he stated.
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