August 22, 2016
Gunmen Murder Man Who Just Returned From Malaysia After His Graduation
It was learnt that Rabiu just returned from Malaysia where he went for studies. He was shot in his car at about 8:30 pm on Saturday after driving all the way from Abuja.
Rabiu was said to be in company with his friend, Jafar Ali. According to the friend, who narrated the incident to journalists, they drove from Abuja to see a friend of the deceased along the Lugard Hall.
The friend, he said, had gone out when they arrived at the Lugard Hall, located in the heart of the city.
Ali, who escaped the assailants’ bullets by a whisker, said 3 gunmen alighted from a tricycle parked near to “where we parked our car.”
He said the gunmen made straight for them and demanded for their mobile phones.
Ali said, “Initially we thought they were policemen because they were pointing guns at us but the next thing I heard were gunshots.
“The men kept firing as they opened the doors of the car, pushed us out as they entered the car and drove away with it.
“All these happened in less than two minutes. As I struggled with them, they kept firing but somehow the bullets from the locally-made guns missed me but they shot my friend.
“It was when they left that we got a car from the house which took him to the hospital but he was confirmed dead in less about an hour after that.”