Nigerian Army probes alleged killing of fruit seller by personnel

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The has reacted reports that a soldier allegedly a fruit vendor, Abdulkadir Musa, in Gusau, the Zamfara capital.

News Express had on Monday reported that a fruit vendor allegedly shot dead by a soldier after refusing payment for fruit he bought and walk away his bunch of fruits without paying.

Reacting the report in a he issued on Tuesday, the Director Public Relations, Brigadier General Muhammed Yerima, on behalf of the 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 of the crime would be subjected to investigations and would subsequently be prosecuted if found wanting.

“The Army wishes to that the sad incident is quite regrettable and condole the of the deceased.

“It is worthy of note that the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Major General 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.

The Nigerian Army, however, said no military operational vehicle set ablaze.

It assured the people of Zamfara that normalcy has been restored in the general area adding that the Army is also working to put in place to ensure that such incident never occur again.