The lifeless body of a man, identified as O.O Bawa, has been found near a military checkpoint along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
The victim, who was identified through his identity card, was said to have bullet wounds.
An eyewitness said the body caused panic, describing the situation surrounding the victim’s death as controversial.
There are unconfirmed reports that the victim was with a friend when he was shot by security operatives for refusing to stop for a search.
The eyewitness said, “He was coming with a friend from Abuja. The deceased was with a civilian who was driving the car which they were in, an unmarked Toyota Venza.
“The duo were said to have refused to stop for a search when they approached a barricade on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. Those at the point were angry. So, they informed another search group ahead and described the vehicle and its plate number.
“So, while Bawa and his friend got to Goni Gora, they opened fire on them. One of the bullets hit Bawa at the back of his head and he died immediately.”
Efforts to reach officials of the NigerianArmy proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.