Gunmen kill Syrian businessman, abduct his son

Gunmen kill Syrian businessman, abduct his son

- Some gunmen attacked a Syrian businessman in Kano state

- The attackers shot him to death and kidnapped one of his sons

Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked and killed a Syrian businessman, Ahmed Abu Areeda, in Kano state on Tuesday, April 10.

It was reported that the man’s son, Muhammad Ahmed, was also abducted.

According to The Nation, the tragic incident happened 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.

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An eyewitness claimed the gunmen were waiting for him at the location.

He said: “He closed his shop around 8p.m. and went to pick his car at the Red Cross office compound where he parked his vehicle. 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 the deceased into the compound while others remained behind.

“Those who followed the Syrian businessman to the Red Cross office instantly shot him on the head and took away one of his sons, Muhammad."

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Meanwhile, Engr. Alex Ogwazuo who served as commissioner for culture and tourism in Imo state has reportedly been kidnapped. reported that Ogwazuo was kidnapped over the weekend by unknown gangsters in the state capital, Owerri.

The former commissioner who was sacked by Governor Rochas Okorocha reportedly attended a social function when he was attacked by hoodlums. The attackers took him away in his Sports Utility Vehicle.

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