Gunmen Kill Syrian In Kano, Abduct Son

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed a Syrian businessman, identified as Ahmed Abu Areeda, in Kano.

They also kidnapped his 14-year old son, Muhammad Ahmed.

The incident occurred when the deceased, accompanied by two of his children, went to the Kano State Office of the Nigerian Red Cross Society on Hospital road to pick his car.

Solacebase learnt  that the incident occurred on Tuesday night at 8:05pm.

The assailants reportedly seized the deceased as he was going to pick his car alongside his two sons at the Kano office of Nigerian Red Cross along Hospital Road.

It was also gathered that the deceased was shot dead by the assailants while resisting the abduction of his son.

Witnesses said that the gunmen were about eight and that they attacked the deceased when he went to pick his car in the Nigerian Red Cross office premises.

One of them said, he (the deceased) closed his shop around 8:00 pm, so he went to pick his car at the Red Cross office compound where he used to park.

“Unfortunately, the gunmen who parked outside the office in a green Peugeot car with tinted glass were apparently waiting for him. Some of them followed him into the compound while others remained behind.

“Those that followed the Syrian man inside the Red Cross office shot him in the head and took away one of his sons, Muhammad”.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Musa Majia, confirmed the incident.

“It was a case of suspected kidnappers who came to kidnap a boy, and in the process they killed the father,” SP Majia said.

The spokesman added that no arrest was made so far in connection with the incident and the whereabouts of the abducted boy was still unknown.

He added that police had commenced investigation into the case.


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