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Islamic cleric shot at Kubwa

Witness told City News that the suspect jumped into the cleric’s vehicle and shot him near a road junction at Kubwa.The cleric was said to…

Witness told City News that the suspect jumped into the cleric’s vehicle and shot him near a road junction at Kubwa.
The cleric was said to have sustained gun injury on his chest and was rushed to a private hospital in Gwarinpa, where he is presently receiving treatment.
A student of the cleric, who was driving the car when the incidence happened, Malam Ahmad Tijjani, said the cleric had just returned from Sokoto, his home town, where he had gone for the Eid-el-fitr Sallah.
He said the cleric had earlier visited him at his residence in Gwarinpa that Saturday and that he accompanied him to Mpape in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, where he delivered a message to someone.
According to him, they left Mpape sometime after 7p.m. to Kubwa with the intention to drop the cleric at his residence.
“Malam was trying to get down from the vehicle at a U-turn close to the NYSC junction in Kubwa, when a man from nowhere jumped into the vehicle and grabbed him and then shot him.
“I immediately sped off to the other lane of the Kubwa-Abuja expressway and as we were going, he complained of chest pain and when I touched the chest, I discovered that he was injured by the shot,” he narrated.
According to him, the cleric was first taken to a hospital at Gwarinpa but was later transferred to another private hospital also in Gwarinpa .
The cleric’s student, who was unhurt, said he could not really say whether the gunman operated alone or had some accomplices because it was dark when the attack took place.
A doctor at the hospital informed our reporter that surgery was carried out on the cleric’s chest and had to be placed on oxygen machine.
Reacting, the Kubwa Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Daniel Ali Gwambal, confirmed the incident, saying the police have already commenced investigation on it.

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