Some unknown criminals beheaded an Islamic teacher identified as Mallam Shu’aibu Bichi at Rimi town, Mallam Mai Dalla Dalla Street in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State, Northwest Nigeria, a local newspaper reported.
Kano Focus Hausa, an online publication, reported that Bichi, a 34 years old man, was a commercial tricycle rider, and was attacked at midnight on Saturday.
Some residents of the community told newsmen that the criminals might have realised that Shuaibu did not lock his room and took advantage to rob him of his phone.
Jabir Abubakar Danrimi, a resident of Rimi town, said the assailants might have invaded Bichi’s room on the night to kill him and rob him of his phone.
Danrimi said that was not the first time such incidence had occurred in the community.
Meanwhile, the residents have expressed worry over the increasing crime rate in their area and called for steps to check the trend.
They said the crime might have been carried out by phone snatchers, who had constituted a nuisance in the area.
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