wo teenagers were at the weekend shot dead in Kano by unknown gunmen.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, occurred at about 7pm at Yankaba area of the ancient city on Thursday when unknown gunmen, riding on a motorbike, shot the two teenagers to death at close range and immediately escaped.
In separate interviews with Solomon Agazie and Nwachukwu, both fathers of the slain teenagers, they expressed shock and disbelief over the killing of their innocent sons in cold blood.
In tears, Mr Nwachukwu asked, “Who killed my son? What offence has he committed to be shot instantly to death without justice?”
According to both parents, the late Daniel Nwachukwu (17) and Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Agazie (16) were both childhood friends who grew up within the same locality in Yankaba before they met their untimely death.
On the fateful day, the late Daniel visited his friend, Chukwuebuka, and while he was seeing off Daniel just 200 metres away from his home, Chukwuebuka’s sister, who was in the bathroom, heard two gun shots, and rushed out to the scene, only to discover that her brother and friend had been shot to death.
She hurriedly alerted both parents, who rushed to the scene. Moments later, operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) arrived the spot and with the consent of both parents carried the bodies of the teenagers to the Bompai Police Station where the incident was recorded and thereafter the bodies were taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, both pained parents of the late teenagers are challenging the state government to fish out the killers of their sons, insisting that they are both innocent, adding that one of the deceased, Daniel, recently secured admission to an institution in Imo State and was in the process of proceeding there before he met his death
Contacted, the Police Command confirmed the incident and said that investigations have commenced to unravel those behind the crime.
– Nigerian Eye