Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Soldier Kills Tanker Driver Over Wrong Parking
Based on Daily Sun news reports, a Petroleum tanker driver, one Mohammed Isah was at the weekend shot dead by a trigger-happy soldier at a check-point in Kaduna. The incident has angered members of Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTDA) to disrupt transportation of petroleum products in the state. But authorities of the Nigerian Army said they were investigating the incident, adding that the family and friends of the deceased had been pacified
to remain calm as justice would be done accordingly.
The report further stated that the deceased, who was said to have travelled all the way from Gombe to load fuel at the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) was shot dead over argument of alleged wrong parking of his vehicle near the check-point at the KRPC junction However, other soldiers on duty at the check-point, according to an eyewitness, were able to rush the driver to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kaduna where he later died.