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 said 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 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 were the trader was confirmed dead.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident but said the police were still trying to ascertain the identity of the slain trader.
When contacted, the spokesman of the correctional centre, Musbahu K/Nasarawa, said he was going to get back to our reporter.