Nigeria Soldier Kills Watermelon Seller For Requesting Payment In Zamfara State

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A soldier has allegedly killed a watermelon vendor along Zamfara-Sokoto bypass Road, Gusau.

According to sources, the soldier who was allegedly drunk bought a piece of watermelon from the seller and refused to pay.

“As the argument between the soldier and the deceased continued, the soldier allegedly rushed to a nearby hotel, picked his gun and asked his colleague to follow him to the scene.

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According to an eyewitness account, when he got there, he started shooting sporadically and eventually shot the watermelon seller to death.

Residents of the area who were not happy with the action of the soldier attempted to lynch him, but he escaped to his hotel room.

The situation caused panic as residents insisted on burning down the hotel where the soldier was hiding before armed police men intervened and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

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As of the time of the funeral for the deceased, our correspondent gathered that the soldier was in the custody of the police while thorough investigation had commenced.


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