Nigerians on social media are currently outraged after seeing a viral video showing moments when a newspaper vendor was allegedly shot by a security aide in the convoy of Hon. Gbajabiamila. This incident reportedly occurred on a major road around the Federal Secretariat in Abuja sometimes on Thursday, 19th of November 2020. Press reports have identified the deceased newspapers vendor as one Ifeanyi Okereke while further investigation is still ongoing as regards the incident.
Tension arises when one of Hon. Gbajabiamila’s security aide allegedly shoots newspaper vendor on a major road in Abuja
According to PUNCH reports, a trigger-happy security aide allegedly shot Ifeanyi Okereke when himself and a group of other newspapers vendors surrounded Hon. Gbajabiamila’s convoy to beg him for money. The group of vendors were said to have surrounded the politician’s convoy because he regularly gives them money whenever he is around that area. Unfortunately, one of his security aides seems to be “out of touch” with his gun on November 19 when he suddenly pulled the trigger and killed one of the poor vendors without any reasonable excuse.
Below is the viral Twitter video showing moments after one of Hon. Gbajabiamila’s security aides shot Ifeanyi Okereke.
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Despite the unfortunate turnout of events, Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of rep, has released a public statement reckoning the incident and also promised that the case will be handled justly. However, as of the time of writing this report, many newspapers vendors in Abuja have begun protesting on the main roads and demanding that the trigger-happy security operative must be investigated and dealt with accordingly. Similarly, the aggrieved vendors are also calling on the right authorities to ensure that proper justice is being served as regards this alleged “cold-blooded” murder case.