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Gunmen Kill Lawmaker, Injure Two Persons in Kano

18 Nov 2012

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Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

Suspected gunmen Saturday  night killed a lawmaker, Honourable Ibrahim Abba Garko,  representing Garko constituency in the  Kano State House of Assembly.

The lawmaker was said to have been trailed by two gunmen riding on a motorcycle at his meeting point in Unguwa Uku before shooting him dead and injuring two others.

Though details of the gruesome murder were sketchy as at the time of filing this report last night, sources revealed that the gunmen fled the scene after killing the lawmaker .

THISDAY gathered  that the lawmaker who was  chatting with his friend when the gunmen opened fire on them,  shooting him on the  head and chest, while two of his friends also sustained injuries from the attack.

The injured persons were said to have been  taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) who arrived the scene of the attack.
It was also revealed that the combined team of security personnel later cordoned off the area with a view to arresting  the suspected gunmen.

All efforts to contact the JTF spokesman,  Captain Ikedichi Iweha or the Police spokesman ASP Musa Magaji Majia, to confirm the incident proved abortive as their telephones kept ringing  without any response to the calls being made to them .

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