Teenagers shoot and kill banker in Maiduguri

by Isi Esene

Two teenagers Friday night killed a banker in Maiduguri, Borno State. The banker, identified as Yakubu Abdullahi, was said to have been gunned down while breaking his fast in the company of two others.

One of his associates was reported to have sustained injuries while the other escaped unhurt.

Sources say the teenagers walked into Abdullahi’s house with AK-47 rifles and opened fire on him killing him instantly.

Gideon Jibrin, the spokesman of the Borno State police command confirmed the incident and assured the public that investigations are ongoing to uncover the facts of the crime.

The motive of the killing is however yet to be ascertained.

Also yesterday, the Maiduguri Joint Task  Force (JTF) announced the discovery of a large cache of ammunition in an undisclosed location.

While displaying the ammunition, the JTF field operations officer, Col. Victor Ebhaleme said the weapons were found after receiving a tip-off giving its location.

According to ChannelsTV reports, the recovered items include four Kalashnikov rifles, a general purpose machine gun, nine rapid propelled guns,  eleven chargers, three AK 47 rifles, three wooden butts, and 1, 032 rounds of ammunition.

Ebhaleme solicited the cooperation of the public in the fight against terrorism urging residents to report suspicious activities within their areas of abode.

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