Nigerian Army hunts For Soldier Who Killed Fruit Vendor In Zamfara

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
The Nigerian Army said efforts were ongoing to ensure the arrest of the yet to be identified soldier who shot and killed a fruit vendor in Zamfara.

Recall that, a fruit vendor in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, Abdulkadir Musa was shot dead by a gunman suspected to be a soldier for refusing to allow the assailant to go away with his bunch of bananas.


In a statement, the Director Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima stated that the sad incident was quite regrettable and condoled with the family of the deceased. 


Yerima said, “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”.


 “Efforts are ongoing to arrest the the yet to be identified perpetrator”.  

“The NA remains professional and will never condone any act of misconduct by troops against the very people they are deployed to protect”. 

The Army wish 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. 


“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”.

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