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    One killed, two others injured by gunmen in Yola

    By Umar Yusuf.
    Yola- Unidentified gunmen struck in Yola Thursday  killing one person, leaving two others injured.

    Eyewitness account told Vanguard at the venue of the incident at
    Abubakar Atiku way near the Shopping Complex in Jimeta- Yola that the sound of the gunshot scared away hawkers and traders at  the shopping complex who took to their heels for safety.

    According to the eyewitness, prior to the attack; the victim had
    engaged  some people in a phone conversation and seems to be
    waiting for them to show up.

    But not long after the phone conversation, three men in gown stormed the scene, one of them brought out a gun from his gown and shot the victim three times at close range which resulted in his death instantly while two others at the scene sustained gunshot injuries.

    The eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said, after the killing, the
    assailants crossed to the other side of the road with impunity where they park their car and fled the scene of the crime.

    Vanguard observed that after the ban placed on motorcycles operations in the state by the Adamawa state government  around June last year due to series of killings on a daily basis with the aid of motorcycles in the state, this is the first time the state capital is experiencing an attacked as such.

    The Police Public Relation Officer of Adamawa State Command, DSP
    Mohammed Ibrahim confirmed the incident and said no arrest has been
    made in connection with the incident.

    However he said the police have swung into action to uncover the
    perpetrators of the crime.


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