During the apparent confusion and rowdiness, a policeman, Bello Garba, one of Tambuwal’s security details, who tried to control the crowd and protect the governor, shot dead a 25-year-old man, Aminu Abdulrahman.

PM News reports that Garba, who is a sergeant, also fired shots at two other persons, Junaidu Abba, Babangida Muhammad and Awaisu Alti.

The incident was confirmed by the police command’s spokesman, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, described the sergeant’s action as unprofessional.

Sadiq said:

”The Sokoto state police command condemns in its entirety the unwarranted, uncivil and unprofessional conduct of a Police Sergeant on special duty in the state.

”Commissioner of police, Sani Kaoje had ordered the detention and trial of the erring officer and charged the state Criminal Investigation Department to speed up an investigation and come up with objective findings.”