A correctional services officer, identified as O.O Bawa, has been shot dead by Nigerian Army personnel, who mounted a checkpoint at Goni Gora, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.
Witnesses said the deceased was shot dead following his refusal to stop for a search earlier at an army barricade along the Kaduna/Abuja Expressway.
“He was coming with a friend from Abuja. The deceased was with one other civilian who was driving the car which they were in, a Toyota Venza.
“The duo were said to have refused to stop for a search when the approached a barricade by the army on the Abuja/Kaduna expressway, the men at the point were angry. So they informed another search group ahead and described the vehicle and its plate number vehicle for them.
“So while Bawa and his friend got to Goni Gora, the officers without stopping them just open fire on them. One of the bullets hit Bawa at the back of his head and he died immediately. The soldiers sensing he is a paramilitary officer quickly ran away,” one of the witnesses said.
Calls put across by SaharaReporters to the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, were not picked nor returned.