Gunmen kill one in Katsina

Map of Nigeria with illustration of where Katsina State is located

Gunmen kill one in Katsina

AREWA AGENDA – Gunmen have reportedly killed a man, identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi, in the Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The man, popularly called Solo by locals, was killed on Saturday, the Spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP. Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed in Katsina on Sunday.

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

The killing happened at around 8:40 p.m. when the gunmen invaded a low-cost residential estate near the Kankia General Hospital.

A resident disclosed that the gunmen, who came on motorcycles, invaded the estate and shot Mr Abdullahi point-blank when he tried to question them.

The terrorists were said to have fled after shooting Mr Abdulahi, leaving him in a pool of his own blood.

The incident forced traders, residents and passers-by on the Katsina-Kano highway to run for their safety.

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

Meanwhile, the residents are pleading with security agencies to come to their rescue to protect their lives and property.

The residents, who asked not to be identified because of fear of getting killed by the gunmen, said they could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed.

NorthWestern Nigeria has been plagued by terrorists and bandits for years, worsening the human condition in an enclave held to ransom by the jihadist Boko Haram group.

The deadly group has been fighting since 2009 to enthrone a strict Islamic code in Nigeria’s expansive north but the federal government has been fighting back over the years to defeat the terrorists.