Gunmen kill 3, abduct 1 in Kano village


By Abba Gwale

Gunmen stormed Rurum village in Rano local government at around 1am on Tuesday and abducted the mother of a businessman, Alhaji Yusuf Jibrin.

A resident confirmed that the gunmen opened fire, which resulted in the killing of three people and the abduction of Alhaji Yusuf Jibrin and his wife, Hajiya Asabe Jibrin but they later released the husband.

He also said his brother was also shot but later died on Wednesday evening at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, while the remaining victims including the old man who escaped from their hand are receiving treatment.

He added that the security agencies didn’t arrive at the scene until after they finished the operation. Kano state police public relation officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident.

He said the gunmen abducted two people but they rescued one and are on the process to make sure the remaining one is also rescued.

The attack is coming less than one week after the new Commissioner of Police assumed office.

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