Kano Policemen Shoot Civilian on Neck

Police operatives from Kwalli Division has reportedly killed one Muntari Bala after having a misunderstanding with them.

One of the officers identified as Holanda claimed he was the one behind his death, according to Daily Trust.

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Bala was shot on his neck while sitting out at the back of his house in Kano Municipal Local Government Area of Kano State.

The brother of the deceased, Yakubu Babangida, who is a personnel of the Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said the incident happened around 9pm on Friday.

“They shot him on his neck while he was sitting down behind his residence shortly after returning from a village to buy feed for the animals he was rearing.

“The policemen and my brother were all known in the neighbourhood and there were people when Holanda made the statement. Unfortunately, yesterday, they came around and shot him.

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“We have tried to reach out to the DPO or anybody ata the police station but they refused to attend to us. They said we should take him to the hospital and remove the bullet on his neck without giving us any officer.

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“When we refused, they attached an officer to us who escorted us to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where my brother was confirmed dead,” he said.

Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, spokesman for Kano Police Command, said the command was yet to ascertain the facts of the matter.

“The command received different versions of the story,” he said. “Therefore, we have invited all parties involved to the police command so that we can address the issue and know what exactly happened.”

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