A security aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has allegedly shot a newspapers vendor in the head.
The incident, which occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3pm on Thursday, caused panic in the area.
The victim identified as Ifeanyi Okereke was subsequently rushed to the National Hospital by his brother and some police officers, where he reportedly died.
Our correspondent learnt that the shooting incident happened when Okereke and other street vendors selling on the Shehu Shagari Way, Three Arms Zone, flocked around the convoy of the speaker who was said to be in the habit of giving out money anytime he passed them.
The Chairman of the Newspapers Vendors Association in FCT, Etim Eteng, said that Okereke died at the National Hospital shortly after the incident, adding that his wife gave birth to a baby on Thursday morning.