Kano: NNPP condemns alleged police brutality, killing of teenager
….. Calls for immediate investigation, respect for human rights
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has condemned police brutality of shooting to death a young man, Salisu Player, somewhere around Kurna in Dala Local Government Area of Kano state.
The party said Player is one of the three people shot while the others are in critical condition.
A statement issued by Hon. Abba Kawu Ali , Ag NNPP National Chairman, on Wednesday said the incident occurred on Tuesday evening during a peaceful protest.
‘’The NNPP has always asked the citizens to do their protest in a peaceful manner and the protest around Kurna where Salisu Player was shot, though spontaneous, was not different, the statement said.
‘’It would appear that men of the Nigeria Police are ill-trained for handling even peaceful protests as we regret the recorded death which is painful and unfortunate.’’
‘’We commiserate with friends and family of the deceased as we urge all the people of Kano to remain calm and restrained from acting outside the rule of law.’’