From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano state Police command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects and recovery of a car, snatched by armed robbers who killed the owner of the vehicle in Kano state.
The incident occurred on Saturday at around 10:pm , along zoo road, near Shoprite mall when the suspected robbers shot at the driver of the car, identified as Isa Hassan Abubakar of Rijiyar Zaki quarters after forcefully removing him out of it.
An eyewitness said the suspected robbers started shooting sporadically in the air to scare people before they descended on the 50 years old man in his white color Toyota Vibe car.
“When the gunshots rented the air, people around Shoprite mall and Al-Hamsad tower started running helter skelter to save their dear life.
“ During the commotion, i saw the gunmen approached that guy in his car, forcefully removed him out and fired shot at him where he fell to the ground and the attackers zoomed off in the vehicle,” said the eyewitness, who preferred not be mentioned.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said Police had swiftly reported to the scene after hearing the gunshots.
He added that on arrival, they chased the gunmen, who eventually abandoned the snatched vehicle and ran away.
Kiyawa further stated that the Police also rushed the victim to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
He disclosed that two of the suspected robbers had been nabbed the as investigation is ongoing.