Another unfortunate killing of a civilian happened again yesterday as a Nigerian policeman killed a commercial printer along Forcados Road, by Bonny Street in Kaduna.
Eyewitnesses told reporters that the printer, identified as Eliasha Ayokun was trying to resolve a disagreement between the occupants of a police patrol van and an Immigration Toyota Hilux van that caused heavy traffic jam along Forcados and Bonny Street within the metropolis at about 3 p.m yesterday, when he was hit with the butt of an Ak 47 rifle very close to the heart by the policeman.
According to a witness, the policeman suddenly jumped down from the van, walked up to Eliasha and hit him with the gun. He slumped instantly.
“We thought he fainted, so we rushed to fetch water and poured on him, but discovered that he was lifeless.” The eyewitness narrated.
After the crowd that gathered around the scene of incident discovered that Eliasha had died, they took to the streets on a protest.
Reports say that the policeman involved and his colleagues pretended nothing happened and dispersed immediately after the late Eliasha slumped.
The killing of the printer by the overzealous policeman however aroused tension within the city with commercial printers in large numbers marching to Lagos Street Roundabout by Ahmadu Bello and blocking the road.
Speaking on the incident, Kaduna Police Commissioner, Femi Adenaike said a team of officers have been deployed to the area to gather information on what happened and how the printer was killed. He also promised that the right steps would be taken once they have the required information.