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July 17, 2024

Gunmen kill man in Kankia, Katsina State

Tragedy struck in Kankia LGA of Katsina state on Saturday when some yet-to-be-identified gunmen killed a man, recognized a as Ibrahim Abdullahi popularly known as Solo by locals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), learnt that the killing occurred at around 8:40 p.m., when the gunmen raided a low-cost residential estate, near the Kankia General Hospital.

Spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP. Abubakar Aliyu confirmed the incident in Katsina on Sunday.

Aliyu said the police command had commenced investigations into the killing, the latest in a state that had been wracked by terrorist activities.

A resident who spoke and pleaded anonymity to NAN disclosed that the gunmen who raided the estate came on motorcycles and shot Abdullahi point-blank when he tried to question them.

The terrorists were reported to have escaped the scene after shooting Abdullahi and leaving him in a pool of his blood.

The ugly event compelled traders, residents and passers-by on the Katsina-Kano highway to run for their safety when reports came in that Abdullahi had died.

It will be recalled that a fourth night ago, gunmen similarly, invaded the same housing estate, kidnapping one person, who is still in their custody.

Meanwhile, the locals are pleading with security agencies to come to their aid to safeguard their lives and property.

The citizens, who requested not to be specified because of fear of getting slain by the gunmen, declared they no longer slept with their two eyes closed.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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