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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed sadness over the allegedly killing of a driver who was identified as Mohammed Musa by military officer at Garin Alkali in Bursari Local Government of Yobe State.
The incident led to violent protests on Saturday in Gashua, the headquarters of Bade Local Government.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on media to the President of the Senate Ola Awoniyi, Senator Lawan sympathized with the family of the victim.
Senator Lawal called for a thorough investigation into the incident, as well as appropriate sanctions.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic news at Garin Alkali on Saturday and the violent reactions that followed it. The killing of the innocent driver is wicked and reprehensible. It should not be condoned for whatever reason”. Senator Ahmad Lawan stated.
Senator Ahmad Lawan gave assurance that incident would be thoroughly investigate with appropriate sanctions.
He called for calm and assured members of the community that justice will be served in this matter.
The incident happened on Saturday when military personnel who were on patrol arrived at a filling station to enforce the ban on the sale of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in jerrycans.
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