Kwara - The police on Friday in
Kaiama, Kwara, confirmed the killing of a young man, Baa Umaru, who was said to
be planning for his wedding.
The Divisional Police Officer in Kaiama, CSP Gbenga Ojo, who
confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the victim was
shot around 3.a.m on Friday.
NAN reports that armed robbers may, however, be behind the
"I was informed (about the killing) and my men went there.
I don't know where the man was coming from at that time. He was shot on a
motorcycle,’’ Ojo said.
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NAN also reports the victim was shot dead on the Woro-Kaiama
road in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.
It was learnt that the victim was returning to Tungan Maje
from Woro where he had gone to meet his in-laws, ahead of his planned wedding.
A family source, who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity,
said the deceased was shot at a close range on a collapsed bridge near Tunga
Maje where he was residing.
The victim, who was in his late 30s, got a divorce last year
and was planning to marry a new wife soon when the incident happen, the source
"There are road blocks on the road and that is why
vigilance groups are deployed there.
"But members of the vigilance group only stay during the
day,’’ he said.
NAN also gathered that the victim may have been trailed by
his assailants in order to rob him of the proceeds from the melon he sold at
Kaiama market on Thursday before embarking on the journey.