NEWSPAPER VENDORS IN ABUJA SET TO PROTEST OVER KILLING OF MEMBER BY GBAJABIAMILA’S SECURITY AIDE
Newspaper vendors in Abuja will on Friday, November 20, stage a protest in reaction to the killing of one of its member by a Security Aide in the convoy of House Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Eons Intelligence earlier reported that a security aide attached to the Speaker shot one of the newspaper vendors in the FCT identified as Ifeanyi Okereke.
President of the Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA), Benji Obute, in a statement said newspapers will not be sold in the FCT until 10am on Friday in protest against the killing.
Mr. Obute called on all members to converge at the distribution centre in Area 1, for a peaceful protest to draw the attention of the Speaker and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to the incident.
“Sequel to the sad incident that happened this afternoon at the Federal Secretariat, which resulted in the death of one of us, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Elechi, a mass action will be carried out between the hours of 6am and 10am.
“A peaceful protest to call the attention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, whose security detail fired the shot, and the IGP to the brutal murder will be staged within that period.
“Media Houses are enjoined to cooperate with us and ensure that no single paper is leaked out as any paper that defaults will be sanctioned. We must join hands to get justice for the fallen vendor,” Mr. Obute said.