A trigger happy police corporal, attached to Yankaba Division, Kano, yesterday, shot dead a taxi driver conveying a sick female passenger, who also died in the incident, to hospital. An eyewitness, Isa Tanko, told Sunday Vanguard, that the killings occurred around 9.30am between Hadejia Road roundabout and Haye quarters of Nassarawa local government area.
“The cab driver was flagged down at a security check point by officers of the Nigeria Police and, within two minutes, I heard gunshots that sent shivers down the spines of onlookers “, Tanko said. “We rushed to the scene and found the driver in a pool of his blood; so also was a woman gasping for breathe inside the cab who gave up the ghost before help could come her way.” The eyewitness disclosed that the incident triggered pandemonium as a crowd gathered to mob the suspected officer who escaped in a police waiting van.
Efforts to confirm the incident from Kano State Police Image Maker, ASP Magaji Musa Majia, proved abortive as he failed to respond to calls.