Gbajabiamila’s Security aide shoots newspaper vendor in Abuja


 One of the security aides of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.


The vendor was shot by Gbajabiamila’s security aide on Thursday evening..


He confirmed this on his Facebook page and series of Tweets on his official handle.


According to him, the vendor was hit by a stray bullet meant to disperse a crowd when he went to greet newspaper vendors while leaving the National Assembly.


He said “A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped, as usual, to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner.


“Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange. Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security men in the convoy who shot into the air to disperse them.”


Gbajabiamila said that some hours after they got to their destination, he was informed that someone had the victim simply identified as Ifeanyi had been hit by a stray bullet.