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Army reacts to killing of watermelon seller by soldier




The Nigerian Military has reacted the report making the rounds {that a} soldier allegedly shot a watermelon vendor to loss of life alongside Gasau – Sokoto highway in Zamfara State.


DAILY POST had reported {that a} watermelon vendor was shot lifeless on Monday after demanding his pay from a army personnel who purchased the fruit from him and refused to pay.

It was additionally alleged that some indignant youths within the space reacted and chased the soldier right into a resort alongside Gusau – Sokoto Street.

Reacting, in an announcement issued on Tuesday by the Director Military Public Relations, Brigadier Basic Muhammed Yerima, the NA famous that the Basic Officer Commanding 8 Division Main, Basic Usman Yusuf had ordered an investigation into the incident.

The military spokesman said that the perpetrator could be subjected to investigations and would subsequently be prosecuted if discovered wanting.

“The NA needs to state that the unhappy incident is sort of regrettable and condole with the household of the deceased.

“It’s worthy of notice that the Basic Officer Commanding 8 Division Main Basic Usman Yusuf has since commissioned an investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the altercations which ultimately claimed one life as efforts are ongoing to arrest the but to be recognized, perpetrator,” he said.

The assertion, nevertheless, debunked the alleged burning of army car by the indignant youths throughout the incident.

It urged residents to stay calm, stating that normalcy had been restored to the affected space.

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Military reacts to killing of watermelon vendor by soldier

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