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Reactions Trail Death Of Newspaper Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Security Aide

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Nigerians on micro-blogging site, Twitter, have reacted to the death of a newspaper vendor, Ifeanyichukwu Elechi by one of the security details attached to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Elechi was shot in the head around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, by Gbajabiamila’s security aide on Thursday.

The victim was rushed to the National Hospital where he reportedly died.

While reacting to the news, the Speaker in a statement in the early hours of Friday, said he was “personally distraught” over the killing of the newspaper vendor identified as Ifeanyichukwu Elechi, by one of his security aides.

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The speaker explained that the incident occurred when he stopped his convoy to exchange pleasantries with the vendors as was his usual practice after work.

He added that the aide had been suspended while he had notified the police to commence investigation.

However, Nigerians have taken to social media to express their anger over the incident, saying that Nigeria kills her citizens unabated.

Read their reactions below;

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