The protesting vendors
Day after one of its members Ifeanyichukwu Elechi was killed by a security aide to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Abuja Newspaper Vendors Association, has shut down operations with members currently protesting within the nation’s capital.
They are currently at popular Area 1, Garki Newspaper distribution centre to protest and mourn one of their own shot dead by a security aide attached to the the speaker on Thursday November 19, 2020.
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Chairman of the association Etim Iwara while addressing the vendors amidst pool of tears, said the deceased member, did not commit any offence, yet he was “killed by an over-zealous security aide to the Speaker.”
Iwara, who vowed that the vendors would take every necessary action to get justice for their slain member, also noted that distribution of newspapers to the public would be suspended till further notice.