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Gunmen kill banker in Maiduguri

10 August 2012, 16:49

 Maiduguri - Unknown gunmen on Thursday shot dead a 35-year-old banker,Yakubu Abdullahi, as he was braking his Ramadan fasting at Gwange the Layin Hajiya Maituwon Yasin area of Maiduguri.

Relatives of the deceased told newsmen on Friday in Maiduguri that Abdullahi was killed at about 6.30 p.m. while he was eating in company of two of his friends.

``The three of them were breaking their fast in front of Abdullahi's residence when the gunmen struck.

``Two teenagers appeared on foot with AK-47 rifles and sprayed bullets at them,'' Usman Kolo, a relative of the deceased said.

Kolo said that Abdullahi died instantly while one of his friends escaped with injuries.

``One of his friends was hit on the leg by bullet. He was later rushed to the hospital for help while the other escaped unhurt,'' he said.
The Spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Mr Gideon Jibrin, confirmed the incident, saying that the police had commenced investigations into the killing.



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