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Two Shot, One Fatally In Kano Attack

According to eyewitnesses, the assailants targeted two shop owners in the Northwestern city, killing one while the other was evacuated to the hospital.

Armed assailants shot two people on Saturday evening along Niger road in the Sabon Gari area of Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kano.  

The attackers were said to have targeted two shop owners in the street, killing one of them on the spot, while the other injured victim was moved to the hospital.

“Nobody has identified the gunmen because the gunshots caused pandemonium and everyone was running to save their lives,” said an eyewitness who asked to be anonymous.

According to him, the incident occurred when most people had left their stores and that gave the attackers an opportunity to run away. 


An attempt to contact the Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa was unsuccessful as he did not pick or return calls.

In May, several people were killed in an explosion along Aba road in Sabon Gari. 


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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu is a senior reporter, researcher and a fact-checker. He heads the extremism and radicalisation desk. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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