Army Investigates Shooting Of Fruit Hawker In Gusau

Nigerian Army has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the shoting of a fruit vendor by a soldier in Gusau on Monday.

Reports alleged that the vendor had insisted on being paid for fruits bought by the soldier.


But the soldier allegedly got angry and shot the vendor dead.

The incident happened less than 24 hours after a gunman suspected to be a soldier shot dead a food vendor in Zamfara State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammend Yerima, however reacted to reports of the shooting via the army Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to him, efforts are ongoing to arrest the yet – to- be-identify perpetrator.


He said:” The Army wishes to state clearly that, the alleged perpetrator once identified will be subjected to a thorough investigation and if found wanting, will be made to face the full wrath of the law in accordance with extant provisions.

“The NA wishes to state that the sad incident is quite regrettable and condole with the family of the deceased. “

Yerima stressed that no military operational vehicle was set ablaze as claimed in some online reports.

Reports claim that some angry youths in the area reacted and chased the soldier into a hotel along Gusau – Sokoto Road and set their vehicle ablaze.

Yerima added that the Nigerian Army remains professional and will never condone any act of misconduct by troops against the very people they are deployed to protect.


“Furthermore, the NA wish to assure the good people of Zamfara state that normalcy has been restored in the general area and the Army remains committed in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities.

“The Army is also working to put in place measures to ensure that such incident never occur never occur again, he added.”

Recalled that a fruit vendor in Gusau, Abdulkadir Musa, was Monday shot dead by a soldier who allegedly refused to pay for fruits he bought.

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