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There was tension at Sabon Gari Quarters in the Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State after two traders, Ifeanyi Ilechukwu and Chibuke Emannuel, were killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident occurred on Saturday around 8pm at 25, New Road, Sabon Gari.
He said, “The gunmen first shot at their first target, Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, who died instantly, while they gave the second target, Chibuke Emannuel, a hot chase before he was shot.”
Ilechukwu, a battery dealer, was said to have been lured to his shop by one of the assailants, who pretended to be a customer. He was shot at close range and killed while his friend was chased and shot.
The spokesman for the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing.
Kiyawa said 41-year-old Ilechukwu was confirmed dead on arrival at a hospital, while Emmanuel, 33, died while been attended to at the hospital.