Corper Shot Dead In Kaduna While Visiting Female Friend

A member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Kaduna State, Lawal Auwal Kontagora, has been murdered by unidentified assailants.

It was gathered that the deceased graduated from one of the universities in Malaysia four months ago to participate in the one-year mandatory service in Nigeria.

Reports have it that the incident occurred when Lawal and his friend went to visit a female friend.

While they were inside a Peugeot 407 car with the lady, the hoodlums were said to have moved near the car and asked them to open the door which they did.

When they alighted from the car, they were asked to be on their knees. The assailants then demanded for their mobile phones. It was gathered that in the process of going inside the car to get the phone, the killers thought he was trying to be smart so they shot him at close range.

According to the corps member’s sibling, Yusuf Ma’aji Kontagora, when they got the information around 10pm, they rushed to the scene and took him to Garkuwa Hospital along Sultan Road where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The young man, who was the first son of Danmaliki Kontagora, Alhaji Lawal Kontagora, from his second wife, Hajiya Hafsat Lawal, was said to be a gentleman and very friendly to everyone.

Police PRO, Kaduna State command, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the murder of the corps member who was serving with an ICT firm.

He disclosed that an investigation had been launched into the case and some arrests already made.