Gunmen shoot dead bizman in Kano, injure friend

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Unknown gunmen have shot dead a businessman identified simply as Mr Ifeanyi and injured his friend at his business place in Sabongari area of Kano state metropolis.

Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred late Saturday when the gunmen stormed the place at Azubros Plaza, off France Road, Sabongari Kano.

Eyewitnesses said no one could ascertain where the gunmen came from until they heard the gun shots, adding that the gunmen fired at their target and zoomed off in a vehicle.

“They came purposely to kill Ifeanyi based on what we understood. They crossed from the other side of the road and moved directly to his shop. They first shot at his friend and when Ifeanyi ran from the shop they followed and shoot him to death and moved away.

The deceased, Mr Ifeanyi

“They didn’t touch anybody but we were all confused. There was pandemonium in the place when it happened. But later after they have gone, normalcy returned although the incident led to heavy traffic gridlock with people looking for alternative routes,” the eyewitness, who asked not to be named, explained.

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Another eye witness, Jibrin Usman said the friend of the deceased who was also shot on his hand by the gunmen was rushed to hospital where he is recieving treatment.

While reasons for incident remain unknown, Daily Trust gathered that the deceased was a very successful businessman in the area and one of the big battery dealers in Sabongari market.

The police are yet to comment on the matter.

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