The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sadness over killing of a vendor in Abuja, by one of the security men attached to him.
The speaker in a statement he personally signed also said the officer who fired the shot, has been suspended .
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Also in a series of tweets, Gbajabiamila in the early hours of Friday, narrated how the incident took place, explaining that 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.
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The Lagos lawmaker narrated that some hours after they got to their destination, he was informed that the victim, identified as Ifeanyi had been hit by a stray bullet. He said this was “contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air. While sending his condolences to the family of the deceased, the Speaker expressed distraught about the incident.
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