Leadership (Abuja)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill One, Injure Two in Adamawa

A mid afternoon attack by unidentified gunmen at the busy Abubakar Atiku Way near Shopping Complex in Jimeta, Adamawa State, has left one person dead while two others sustained gun shots wounds.

A water hawker, Rabi Sani who witnessed the event told LEADERSHIP that just before the attack; the victim had engaged in a phone conversation with some people and seemed to be waiting for them to show up. But not long after the phone conversation, three people wearing gown "Jallabiya" stormed the scene, one of them brought a gun from inside his gown and shot the victim three times which resulted in his death while the two others at the scene sustained injuries.

Rabi said, after the killing, the assailants crossed to the other side of the road, entered an awaiting car and fled the scene of the crime.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim confirmed the incident and said so far no arrest was made, but reiterated the resolve of the police to track down the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

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