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Femi Gbajabiamila reacts after a stray bullet fired by his security detail killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja


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A security operative attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, November 19, fired a gunshot that killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja.

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In a statement released on his official  social media page, Gbajabiamila sympathized with the family of the victim, while expressing his regret over the unfortunate incident.

He also narrated how the incident happened, while revealing that the security operative has been suspended from his convoy, while he has ordered investigation to be carried out.

Read his full statement below

”A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped as usual to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner. Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange.

Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security men in the convoy who shot into the air to disperse them.

Some hours later, after getting to our destination, it was brought to my attention that someone was hit by a stray bullet, contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air.

I have caused a report to be made to the local police station and an investigation has commenced.

In the meantime; the officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended from the convoy pending the conclusion of the investigation.

My value for human life and my respect for all people – irrespective of social economic status – is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them. For one of them to have been shot by my security detail is horrific and I cannot begin to imagine the grief and loss Ifeanyi’s family must feel on this sad day. No family should have to go through this.

I am personally distraught about this incident and my deepest sympathies go to the victim, his family and Abuja vendors.”

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