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Phone snatchers kill FG worker in Kano




By Mustapha Usman


Some yet-to-be identified hoodlums have killed one Umar Muhammad, a staff of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Kaduna state, on Saturday evening in Kano state.

Eyewitness said the incident occurred under a bridge, which is under construction near popular Kantin Kwari textile market in the state metropolis.

The eyewitness said he saw a man struggling to free himself amidst a group of thugs who were trying to snatch his phone.

He added that during the ensuing fight, one of the hoodlums instantly stabbed late Umar on the neck, situation that prompted people around to scamper for safety, leaving the deceased in the pool of his blood.

“The man slumped on the spot gasping for breath, and droplets of blood oozing from the wounded area, while the suspected culprits disappeared into thin air along with the snatched phone,” the eyewitness said.

It was gathered that late Muhammad was rushed to a nearby Police Station by some good Samaritan.

The Police then rushed late Ahmad, a 50-year old, to Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital where he was confirmed dead by doctors.

Family sources revealed that late Ahmad was declared missing early morning of Sunday and began searching for his whereabouts before he was found in mortuary.

The spokesman of Kano state Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident after he contacted the Wambai Police Division in the state.

Mr Kiyawa said the command would not rest on its ores until it bring the perpetrators to book.

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