A prison officer has been killed by soldiers at a military checkpoint at the Goni Gora area of Kaduna State. According to eye witnesses, the deceased officer, O.O Bawa was killed when soldiers opened fire on the vehicle he was in for refusing to stop for a mandatory stop and search. Bawa was travelling from Abuja to Kaduna in the company of another man who was driving the vehicle; an unmarked Toyota Venza.
An eye witness account of circumstances leading to his death had this to say; “He was coming with a friend from Abuja. The deceased was with a civilian who was driving the car which they were in, an unmarked Toyota Venza.
“The duo were said to have refused to stop for a search when they approached a barricade by the Soldiers on the Abuja/Kaduna Expressway. The Troops at the point were angry. So they informed another search group ahead and described the vehicle and its plate number vehicle for them.
“So while Bawa and his friend got to Goni Gora, the Officers without stopping them just opened fire on them. One of the bullets hit Bawa at the back of his head and he died immediately”.