A police officer was killed in a fight while breaking the Ramadan fast
The incident occurred in the Damba community in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State. during the period of Ramadan fasting.
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It was gathered that the police officer accused a local resident, Mukhtar Alege, of staring at him in an unpleasant manner while eating bread and soft drink while other Muslims were fasting.
According to sources, the police officer became furious and demanded that Muktari explain why he was staring at him in that manner.
The policeman believed he(Mukhtar) was tactically mocking him for eating when it was not yet time to break the fast.
The policeman out of anger brought out his belt and began to beat Muktari, and in a bid to defend himself, Muktari retaliated by hitting him very hard which eventually led to his death.
The spokesperson of the Zamfara state, Police Command Shehu Muhammad has confirmed the incident.
He said the command is still gathering facts on the incident and will come out with its decision on the matter.
Mukhtar Alege who killed the policeman has been arrested and is in police custody undergoing interrogation.