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Singer market protest: Trader shot by a policeman in Kano

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A policeman has allegedly shot and injured a trader at the popular Singer Market in Kano metropolis.

Theadvocate.ng gathered that the  incident happened on Wednesday when a team of National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC) officials went to raid some shops in the market in an attempt to confiscate items that had no NAFDAC registration number.

It was gathered that on sighting the team, the traders mobilised themselves and prevented the team from going into the market.

The traders were also said to have blocked the Bello Road and burnt a number of old tyres on it.

This, according to the eye witness, prompted the policemen attached to the team, to fire shots in the air, in order to disperse the traders who protested against the move.

“The injured trader, Malam Abubakar Garba is on admission at the Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Hospital, Kano, receiving treatment,” the witness said.

When contacted, the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya said he was not aware of the incident.