3 Killed As Civilians Battle Soldiers In Kaduna
Three people were killed on Friday after a clash broke out between civilians and soldiers in Kaduna. Several others were injured in the clash .
Trouble started after a soldier allegedly shot a man dead in front of Command Secondary School Junction by Sabo Express Road.
The man, Solomon Andy, was packing sharp sand from a gully close to the fence separating the school and the community close to the burial ground when the soldier shot him.
Soldiers have been having a running battle with youths from the community over the packing of sand in the area, with the particular soldier always threatening to deal with anybody found within the vicinity.
The soldier had ordered Andy to stop packing the sand but the deceased pleaded with the soldier to allow him pack the sand to get something to eat since he was packing inside the gutter that belongs to nobody but in the burial ground.
The soldier got angry when Andy refused to run and shot at him while the boy was approaching and pleading with him.
The development prompted an outrage as youths from the vicinity took the corpse to the gate of the school and started protesting that the killer soldier be brought out for justice.
The situation, however, deteriorated when the other soldiers reportedly opened fire and the police insisted on taking the corpse.
The impasse that followed led to the death of two more people while several others were injured. The injured are receiving treatment at St Gerald Catholic Hospital, Kakuri.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command PPRO, DSP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident, but failed to give details of what really happened.