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How my son died protecting his vote, by 78-yr-old man

By Suzan Edeh & Umar Yusuf

Bauchi—A 78-year- old man from Bauchi State has narrated how his son, 28, was killed by a soldier, while he was defending his vote for the President-elect, Gen Muhamadu Buhari (retd), last Sunday.

Meanwhile, a trigger-happy policeman attached to Adamawa State Police Command opened fire on jubilating group of youths, killinga 10-year-old primary school pupil and injuring two others.

Alhaji Yahaya Wunti, a bicycle repairer, said his son, Mohammed Bello, left their house at Wunti that morning, with his permission to go and cast his vote only to be cut down by the soldier.

He said: “Mohammed always asked for my permission before leaving my house.

“He came to me at around 11am and informed me that he wanted to go to vote and I asked him if he not carrying anything incriminating on him, and he said no.

“Not up to 10 minutes later, they brought my son’s dead body, saying he was shot by a soldier.”

The bereaved father, who had been receiving sympathizers in his house, said he was yet to understand what pushed the soldier to shoot his son in the head.

He said: “He was a good boy who did not like making trouble. He was a hardworking mason, but was very passionate about Buhari.

“I know my son would not break the law because of his love for Buhari, so I wonder why the soldier chose to waste a promising person like Mohammed.”

The Senator-elect representing Bauchi South senatorial district, Mallam Ali Wakili of All Progressives Congress, APC, who paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s father, expressed sadness over the loss.

Wakili said he reported the incident to the Army and the trigger-happy soldier had been arrested.



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