Just in: One dead as gunmen attack rice mills factory in Kano


By Ismail Auwal

Unknown gunmen have stormed a rice mills factory and shot one person in Kano, on Saturday evening.

The victim who was identified as Alhaji Isa Abubakar, died a few hours after he was shot.

The incident happened around 10:00 pm, according to an eye witness.

A source told Sahelian Times that the gunmen stormed the rice mills factory on Zoo road, adjacent to Ado Bayero Mall, in the evening.

“They attempted pulling out one man from his car, but he initially resisted. Eventually, they threw him out of the car and shot him in the chest,” said the man who witnessed the incident.

The source added that the attackers ran away with the man’s vehicle and left him in a pool of blood on the street.

The Kano State Police Command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi H. Kiyawa, while confirming the incident said that the victim was immediately taken to the hospital for proper medical attention.

However, the victim died in the hospital, a few hours later, due to excessive blood loss from the gunshot injury.

A source close the deceased’s family has confirmed that he will be buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday morning.

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