One person shot dead by police in Kano protest

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The Kano State Police command has confirmed the killing one person and leaving two with critical injuries.during a clash between two rival groups where a police inspector opened fire on them.

The Kano State Police Command spokesman, SP Abdullahai Kiyawa, on Wednesday, in a statement said the Commissioner of police CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel has ordered the arrest of the culprit.

According to Kiyawa, “It is in the forgoing development that the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, directed the Area Commander Dala, ACP Nuhu Mohammed Digi to fish out the erring Police Inspector with a view to constituting a board of inquiry into the cause of the incident of which the outcome will be communicated to the public.

“Few hours later, the Police Inspector has since been arrested and is now in Police custody. This action of the Police Inspector is quite regrettable. This is because, since the assumption of office of the CP, the Police have never entered into confrontation with the members of the public talk less of firing gunshot. Therefore, the Command is calling on members of the public to be rest assured that justice will be served.”

Reacting to the development on Wednesday, the NNPP Ag. National Chairman, Hon. Abba Kawu Ali the party blamed the police of unprofessional conduct emanating from an ‘ill-trained’ personnel.

“Let me hereby brings to the attention of Nigerians and the world at large that the Nigeria Police have shot dead a young man, Salisu Player, somewhere around Kurna in Dala Local Government Area of Kano state.

“He is one of the three people shot while the others are in critical conditions. The incident occurred yesterday evening during a peaceful protest. It would appear that men of the Nigeria Police are ill-trained for handling even peaceful protests as we regret the recorded death which is painful and unfortunate

“The NNPP has always asked the citizens to do their protest in a peaceful manner and the protest around Kurna where Salisu Player was shot, though spontaneous, was not different.”

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