Nigerians React To Femi Gbajabiamila’s Aide Killing A Newspaper Vendor

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Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has confirmed the death of a newspaper vendor shot by one of his security aides. 

Gbajabiamila who, in a series of tweets on his official handle in the early hours of Friday, November 20, 2020, narrated how the incident took place.

According to him, the vendor was hit by a stray bullet meant to disperse a crowd when he went to greet newspaper vendors while leaving the National Assembly.

But Nigerians have since taken to Twitter to call out the Speaker for not speaking up in time and also querying the decision to arm private security operatives.

Below are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.

Take note, lie muhammad will come out tomorrow to say that nobody died, no fire shot and speaker Gbaja wasn't even in the traffic.

Ifeanyi okereke#EndSARS
Femi gbajabiamila
Peter and Paul

— D e r a y (@barackderay) November 20, 2020

If @SaharaReporters had not named Femi Gbajabiamila as the person whose police security shot and killed a vendor in Abuja. He won't have owned up. And we would be thinking its was some random Abuja elite.
Check the time difference between the shooting and Gbaja's tweet.

— Sohnwa (@AsaAlor) November 20, 2020

IfeanyiChukwu Elechi hustling for his 2k, a security aide to the House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, killed him.

— Adéf??mi (@femifadipe) November 20, 2020

I do not agree with No1… Life is not worthless in Nigeria. But people like Femi Gbajabiamila and the security operatives knows that there system will not hold them accountable…

Kill their loved ones and you know the value of life in this same Nigeria

— Sohnwa (@AsaAlor) November 20, 2020

The APC led administration will set up a judiciary committee to investigate the incidence. Crazy government @FemAdesina @femigbaja #FemiGbajabiamila #EndSARS

— Oghene Sweet1759 (@OgheneSweet) November 20, 2020

Femi Gbajabiamila should resign #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria

— Omotola (@tolz_b) November 20, 2020

Ifeanyi Okereke was a Nigerian.

Ifeanyi Okereke was an Abuja based vendor.

His wife was delivered of a baby last Thursday.

Mr Femi Gbajabiamila is a member of the House of Representatives.

Mr Gbajabiamila (a VIP) is in the habit of doling out money to vendors whenever he is

— OfficialMrPearls (@PearlsMr) November 20, 2020

If it was Femi Gbajabiamila's son or relative that was shot by his police escort. Would he still drive away unconcerned? Would he still fled the scene without bothering to know if he could save the victim? Think about it this…

— Sohnwa (@AsaAlor) November 20, 2020

Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila's convoy killed an innocent citizen and he asked the parents of the slain young man to travel several kilometers to Abuja to meet with them. Why can't @femigbaja go to them? Nothing exemplary here.

— Dr. Olakunle Ogunjobi (@Dr_kunleOla) November 20, 2020

Notice how Femi Gbajabiamila suddenly felt sympathy and did a 360 after pressure from Twitter. The same social media they want to regulate. Fellow Nigerians, that bill must not go through. #JusticeForIfeanyi #EndSARS

— Ayeesha Ibrahim (@AyeeshaIB) November 20, 2020

In the current technological age, how much does Ifeanyi Okereke make in a day as a newspaper vendor? Notwithstanding, he's still out there to make ends meet for him and his family. Why even fire the shot? It doesn't make sense Femi Gbajabiamila is drag to this state by his aide

— Sheikhs & Jargo (@JARGOFILS) November 20, 2020

Femi Gbajabiamila shiud resign! Period! He knows this but greed won't let him!
R E S I G N ! ! !

— QueenCalypsodiana (@OnyinyeLynda3) November 20, 2020

1st tweet, Femi Gbajabiamila had a FRIENDLY EXCHANGE wit d vendors (there was no problem thread to his life)
2nd tweet, unidentified men obstructed his convoy (they were unarmed, still no threat to his life)
His security, "shot in the air", killed a citizen. He drove off. THINK!!

— Sohnwa (@AsaAlor) November 20, 2020

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