Gunmen suspected to be assassins have invaded a Fulani settlement and shot dead a 30-year-old man, Abdulmumin Jagaba, near Sabon-Gari village in Kwali Area Council in the FCT.
A resident of the community said the incident happened around 11 pm on Monday, when the gunmen invaded the settlement and opened fire on the deceased.
He said the assassins shot Jagaba on the forehead and fled immediately.
He added that members of the vigilante in Gada-Biyu were alerted and they mobilised to the scene but the assailants had already left.
The gunmen came, shot the young man and left without taking away anything or abducting anybody,” he said.
He said the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Tony Obiano, alongside three other policemen and the Ardo of Fulani in Kwali, as well as some members of the vigilante visited the scene where the DPO took statement before the remains of the deceased was buried.
The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, was yet to pick calls or reply to a text message sent to her phone to confirm the incident as of the time of filling this report.a