This is Why Youths Started #EndSARS” – Nigerians Demand Justice For Newspapers Vendor Killed by Gbajabiamila’s Security Aide

The death of a newspaper vendor at the hands of Femi Gbajabiamila’s security assistant has drawn ire from Nigerians on social media.

The victim, Ifeanyi Okereke, was killed when one of the security elements attached to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, fired into the air.

The murder has sparked outrage on social media, as Nigerians condemned the act and called for justice for the incident.

Many Nigerians have said that the killing of the newsboy again validates the recent #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

It was deduced that the security assistant shot the salesman in the head.

The incident, which occurred in the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, had caused panic in the area.

Subsequently, his brother and some police officers took the victim, Okereke, to the National Hospital, where he reportedly died.

It was learned that the shooting occurred when Okereke and other street vendors selling on Shehu Shagari Way, Three-Gun Zone, surrounded the convoy of the Speaker, who was said to have a habit of handing over money whenever he passed them.

The spokesman, in a statement today, condemned the shooting and said he was distraught over the incident. He also said the matter has been reported to the police, adding that the officer who fired the fatal shot was suspended until the investigation is complete.

“I am personally distressed by this incident and my condolences to the victim, his family and the vendors in Abuja,” said Gbajabiamila.

However, Nigerians have taken to social media to express their anger at the incident, with many saying it was unfortunate that the incident occurred amid the call to end police brutality.

The lawyer and activist, Tope Akinyode, tweeted: “The murderers of a street vendor in Abuja yesterday must be taken to account.”

Comedian and #EndSARS activist Debo Macaroni stated: “Ifeanyi’s wife just gave birth. Another Nigerian died because we are in a country that has no value for human life! “

Furthermore, popular broadcaster Kadaria Ahmed wrote: “There is no justification for using deadly force to keep citizens away from those who choose them. I think @femigbaja is shocked but that’s not enough. The shooter must be prosecuted.

“Ifeanyi and her family deserve justice and how about legislation that prohibits the use of live ammunition during regular work by the security services, especially that which puts them in contact with civilians. This will be a worthy tribute to Ifeanyi. “

One Facebook user, Oyalade Olujide, compared the shooting to the one at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020. “In Lekki, they said they fired into the air, did they fire into the air again?” Olujide asked.

Hadeyshuyi Steven commented: “In Peru, a government official resigned for the murder of two innocent citizens. I hope that Gbajamiamila will show us true leadership by submitting his resignation letter. “

Instagram users were also hurt by yesterday’s tragic incident in Abuja. “What’s up with all these trigger-happy security personnel ?! Are they not trained to have value for human life? This is really sad, ”wrote sandy_nene.

“This incident clearly validates the #EndSARS movement and calls into question whether judicial investigations can be truly independent,” said patrickdonaldlee.

“Justice must be served, this is how accountability will begin,” said ezekielnelson.