Newspaper vendors in Abuja have taken to streets to protest the killing of their fellow vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi.

Elechi was hit by a stray bullet from a security aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday evening.

The Speaker confirmed the incident in a statement released in the early hours of Friday.

According to Gbajabiamila, Elechi was shot by the stray bullet, which was intended to disperse a crowd that had gathered while he was exchanging pleasantries with the newspaper vendors on his way out of the National Assembly.

Speaker of the House of Representatives released a statement concerning the incident stating that the officer at fault has been suspended and handed over to the DSS for proper investigation. he promised to meet with Ifeanyi Elechi’s family as well as support his wife and children.


In a series of tweets earlier, he narrated the incident.