A yet-to-be-identified official of the Goron Dutse Correctional Centre in Kano has reportedly killed a trader who refused to give him a stick of cigarette.
Witnesses disclosed that there was a misunderstanding between the duo after the trader refused to sell the cigarette to the officer.
“We can’t really say, but, it seemed like the officer was owing to the trader, and this time around, he refused to sell to him which triggered his response as he suddenly shot him,” a witness said.
It was gathered that the bullet that was fired at the trader 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.
Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Police public relations officer in Kano, confirmed the incident but said the police were still trying to ascertain the identity of the slain trader.