The fuel scarcity in Nigeria has led to the tragic death of a fuel attendant in Minna, the Niger State capital.
According to reports, there was a scuffle between the fuel attendant and a soldier and he allegedly shot him dead.
The incident happened at Shafa filling station located near Obasanjo Complex on Monday, June 20.
An eyewitness said the soldier was engaged in a scuffle with the fuel station manager which led to both parties slapping each other.
“Angered by the soldier’s behavior, the young fuel attendant slapped him and threatened him with his cutlass. The soldier pulled out his gun and shot the fuel attendant, who was rushed to the hospital. Subsequently, we were informed that the Fuel Station had been closed down.” he added. Another eyewitness also said the deceased allegedly threatened the soldier with a cutlass.
“It was reported that the soldier had a spat with the fuel attendant which escalated to a fight with the Fuel Station Manager, that resulted in them exchanging slaps,” Usman narrated.
As a result of the scuffle, one of the station attendants, who was said to be the brother of the manager, brought out a cutlass and stabbed the soldier who in turn shot him.WATCH VIDEO
Yet another eyewitness said the boy didn’t stab the soldier but brought out his cutlass to threaten him before the soldier pulled out his gun and shot the boy.
He added that the boy did not make it to the hospital as he died before they got to the general hospital.