Con­fu­sion as gun­men kill trader at Le­leyi vil­lage

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Res­i­dents of Le­leyi com­mu­nity in Kwali Area Coun­cil of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) were in the early hours of Fri­day thrown into con­fu­sion af­ter some yet-to-be iden­ti­fied gun­men in­vaded the vil­lage and shot dead an Igbo trader in the area.

A res­i­dent of the com­mu­nity, who pre­ferred anonymity, dis­closed this to our reporter on Satur­day, say­ing that the in­ci­dent hap­pened around 2:12a.m. when res­i­dents of the area were asleep.

He said that the gun­men, whose ve­hi­cle num­ber could not be iden­ti­fied, went straight to the house of the de­ceased, force­fully opened the door and shot at him be­fore they fled with­out tak­ing away any­thing from the house.

“It was even the sound of their gun shots that threw the en­tire en­v­i­ron into con­fu­sion. But im­me­di­ately they opened fire on the man and killed him, they fled with­out tak­ing any­thing from him,” he said.

The res­i­dent said the de­ceased, who came to re­side at the vil­lage some years ago, op­er­ated a pro­vi­sion shop in the area, say­ing the vil­lage head later went to re­port the in­ci­dent to the Chief of Pai and the di­vi­sional po­lice head­quar­ters at Kwali.

City News learnt that men of the Kwali di­vi­sional po­lice head­quar­ters, led by the Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO), Mr. Yakubu Mo­hammed, have de­posited the corpse at the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hospi­tal morgue at Gwag­wal­ada.

When con­tacted, Mo­hammed con­firmed the in­ci­dent, but de­clined to make fur­ther com­ments, say­ing the mat­ter is be­fore the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) in the FCT.

Ef­forts by City News to get fur­ther com­ments from the FCT Po­lice Com­mis­sioner, Mr. Wil­son Inalegwu, over the in­ci­dent were not suc­cess­ful, as he did not pick sev­eral calls put across to his phone.

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