Newspaper vendors protest killing by Gbajabiamila’s security aide

Femi Gbajabiamila

Newspaper vendors in Abuja on Friday protested over the Thursday afternoon shooting of one of its members Ifeanyi Elechi by a security detail in the convoy of Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.

Chairman of the Abuja Vendors Association Etim Iwara had in a letter on Thursday informed members of the association to converge at Area 1 axis for the protest.

Mr Iwara urged them not to distribute newspapers.

It was gathered that the security detail who shot Mr Elechi is an operative of the Department of State Service.

Mr Gbajabiamila had said in a Twitter thread earlier on Friday that the “officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended from the convoy pending the conclusion of the investigation.”

The speaker commiserated with the vendors and deceased’s family, saying he values life and respects people.