29th February, 2012
A man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Tuesday evening along Zoo Road in Kano, Northwest Nigeria.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to P.M.NEWS on phone, “they targeted policemen on duty at roundabout but the Mobile Policemen engaged them in a gun duel. During the gun battle, I saw a civilian gunned down through a kiosk where I took refuge.”
The source added:”the gun battle was still on when I sneaked out of from the place.”
Kano State Police Command spokesman, ASP Musa Magaji Majia confirmed to P.M.NEWS that a man was killed.
According to him, “an unidentified gunman came on motorcycle and shot a man believed to be a Kanuri to death at about 7pm in front of a shop by Zoological Garden.The suspect quickly fled. Police removed the corpse and deposited in the mortuary. Investigation has commenced.”
The incident has further heightened anxiety in the troubled city.
Residents said the gunmen came on a motor bike.
The curfew in the city is still in force.
By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano