Salisu Rabiu, a footballer has been killed by stray bullet during a fresh protest that rocked Kano State over an Appeal Court verdict sacking Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
The police spokesman in the state, Abdullahi Kiyawa confirmed the death of the footballer in a statement, saying that a Police Inspector who did not receive any command from the existing chain of Command fired the shot that killed him and wounded two others who are receiving treatment at the hospital.
He added that the police inspector has been arrested and would be charged after investigations.
Protesters yesterday gathered in some locations across the state with placards having inscriptions like ‘Our mandate must be restored’, ‘Kano voted for Abba’, ‘injustice exposed in CTC’, amongst others.
The protest is the fourth since the appellate court sacked the governor on November 17, 2023, and declared All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as the winner of the March poll.