Nigerians demand justice for newspapers vendor killed by Gbajabiamila’s security aide
the Newspaper vendor Ifeanyi Okereke, who was killed by one of the security details attached to the office
of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has sparked outrage on social media
as Nigerians condemned the act and called for justice over the incident.
The President of Abuja Newspaper Distributor Association, Comrade Benji Obute disclosed this in a statement
According to the statement by the association urged all its members to converge at the Area 1 today Friday
adding that newspapers would not be shared tomorrow until after the protest.
The horrific incident had caused panic in the area. The victim, Okereke, was subsequently rushed to the
National Hospital by his brother and some police officers, where he reportedly died.
It was learned that the shooting happened when Okereke and other street vendors selling on the
Shehu Shagari Way, Three Arms Zone, flocked around the convoy of the Speaker,
who was said to be in the habit of giving out money anytime he passed them.
the Abuja Newspaper Distributor Association appealed to media houses to cooperate with them to ensure
that no paper is leaked out adding that any organization that violated the directive
would be sanctioned. It was also gathered that the wife of the slain newspaper vendor allegedly shot by a
policeman was just put to bed and billed to have the naming ceremony for the baby on Saturday.