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Gunmen kill 2 persons in Mubi

Yola – Some gunmen killed two persons in Mubi on Sunday in an attack which left one person wounded.

Mr Mark Idakwo, the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, confirmed in Yola on Monday that two people were killed, while one was hospitalised following the attack in the Sabon-Layi area of Mubi.

The police chief, who did not give details of the incident, nonetheless, urged the public to give any information that could assist the police to track the yet-to-be-identified gunmen who perpetrated the act on Sallah day.

However, an eyewitness told journalists that six gunmen descended on the area around 8 p.m. on Sunday and ordered everyone to lie down.

“They collected money and handsets from the people before shooting sporadically as they retreated, hitting four people in the process,” he said.

The eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said that the attack took place in front of the house of Alhaji Sahabo Jauro, the PDP Chairman in Mubi North Local Government Area.

“Most of those affected were visitors to the politician house”, he added.
Apart from the incident, the Sallah celebration was generally peaceful in Mubi and other major towns across the state. (NAN)


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