Unknown gunmen in Kano have killed a Syrian national, Ahmed Abu Areeda, after kidnapping his 14-year old son, Muhammad Ahmed.
According to impeccable an source, the gunmen on Tuesday night, trailed the Syrian business man who was in company of his two children, to the Kano state Office of the Nigerian Red Cross Society on Hospital road.
The deceased was said to have gone there to pick his car.
The source added that, “the gunmen numbering about eight attacked the deceased when he went to pick his car in the Nigerian Red Cross office premises.
“He closed his shop around 8 p.m, so he went to pick his car at the Red Cross office compound where he usually park his vehicle. Unfortunately, the gunmen, who parked outside the office in a green Peugeot car, with tinted glass were apparently waiting for him when some of them followed the deceased into the compound, while others remained behind.
“Those, who followed the Syrian man to the Red Cross office, instantly shot him on the head and took away one of his sons, Muhammad.”
The eyewitness added that the second son was, however, lucky to have escaped the attack as he ran into the shop of one of their neighbours alerting them on his father was killed and his brother taken away by the assailants, “they shot him through his ear,” the eyewitness added.
Kano state Police Command image-maker, SP Magaji Musa Majia, confirmed the incident, saying, “it was a case of suspected kidnappers, who came to kidnap a boy and in the process killed his father.”
According to him, no arrest has been made so far, adding that police is yet to trace the abducted teenager, “we have commenced investigation; the killers and kidnappers will soon be arrested.”