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Policemen that killed man not attached to my convoy – Governor opens up



The Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has refuted the allegations circulating the media that a police operative attached to his convoy shot and killed one Abdulrahman Aminu, aka Banna, at the Sultan Bello Mosque.

Tambuwal rejected the claims on Saturday when him alongside the state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, visited the family of the deceased to express their sympathy over the death of their beloved one.

It could be recalled that on Friday, a Police operative shot at a crowd in a bid to disperse some area boys, however, the stray bullet hit and killed Aminu.

Governor Tambuwal described the incident which claimed the life of Abdulrahman Aminu of Galadanci area and resulted in three other persons sustaining injuries as “unfortunate, inhuman and condemnable.”

The Sultanate Council had on Saturday issued a statement clarifying that Aminu’s death was attributed to a stampede caused by volleys of sporadic gunshots released by a police Sergeant Bello Garba attached to the Sultan Palace.

Sergeant Garba, noted the Sergeant, had fired the shots to scare some youths who were dragging the sharing of money given to them after the 60th anniversary prayer at Sultan Bello mosque.

Governor Tambuwal assured the family of the deceased that the state government will live no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrator is brought to book as the matter is being investigated by the state Police Command.