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FLASH| Igbos in Kano Protest Killing of Igbo Traders

by on August 4, 2016
Igbos in Kano on Wednesday spoke with one voice, de­manding for justice over the wanton kill­ings of two Igbo traders, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime and Mr. Tochukwu Au­gustine Ilo who were murdered by Islamic fundamentalists and trigger-happy men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) within a space of two months.
While Bridget Agba­hime, wife of a Deeper Life Bible Church pas­tor was killed by over 1000 suspected Islamic fundamentalists at Ko­far Wambai market, two months ago, Toch­ukwu was last week Wednesday, shot by op­eratives of SARS, along France Road, Sabon Gari Kano.
Osita, elder brother to Tochukwu, insisted that his young­er brother was killed on the directive of one of his customers who owed him and refused to pay his debt.
According to Osita, “my younger brother spoke before he died; and from what he said, one of his customers, popularly known as Dan Hajia who owed him a huge amount of money asked him to bring more goods for him, and when he demanded for his old debt, Dan Hajia asked him to come over to somewhere to collect the money.
“On his way back to the market, two men on mufti accosted him; he thought they were Boko Haram, but before he could say anything, one of them, brought out a gun and shot him. It was later that it was discovered that they were police men. We are demanding for jus­tice. As I speak to you now, my mother is still in the hospital, I don’t know whether she can survive this trauma,” he said in tears.
Ebere, wife of Toch­ukwu, who he left behind with a seven-month and two-year old girls was not in Kano when her hus­band died.
According to her, due to harsh economic situ­ation, she decided to re­locate to Onitsha with the children so that the husband can concen­trate and build up his business, but a month after her relocation, she came back only to meet the husband’s corpse.

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