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Kano prison officer allegedly kills trader over cigarette

A yet-to-be-identified officer of the Goron Dutse Correctional Centre in Kano has allegedly killed a trader for refusing to give him a stick of cigarette.

It was gathered that there was a misunderstanding between the duo after the trader refused to sell the cigarette to the officer.

According to Daily Trust, a witness said; “We can’t really say, but, it seemed like the officer was owing the trader and this time around, he refused to sell to him which triggered his response as he suddenly shot him,” a witness said

The bullet that was fired at the trader reportedly went through his stomach and hit another person on his leg.

The victims were thereafter rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano where the trader was confirmed dead.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident said the police are still trying to ascertain the identity of the slain trader.

The Goron Dutse Correctional Centre is yet to comment on the incident.

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