ABUJA – A soldier on Monday killed a fuel station attendant in Minna, the Niger State capital, during a scuffle at the petrol station.
An eyewitness, who spoke in Hausa and only gave his name as Abdulkareem, said the soldier was engaged in a scuffle with the fuel station manager which led to both parties slapping each other.
“The soldier and the manager were having a misunderstanding. Though I don’t know who slapped first but they both slapped each other and people started trying to intervene,” Abdulkareem said.
He also said that as a result of the scuffle, one of the station attendants, who was said to be the brother of the manager, brought out a cutlass and attacked the soldier who in turn shot him.
The eyewitness said, “As people were trying to settle the misunderstanding, one of the attendants, who is the younger brother of the manager, came to support his brother in the fight by bringing out a cutlass and stabbing the soldier”.
He added that the soldier in turn brought out his gun and shot the boy who was then rushed to the hospital.
Another eyewitness said the boy didn’t attacl the soldier but brought out his cutlass to threaten him before the soldier pulled out his gun and shot the boy. (The PUNCH)