by Agency Reporter


Hoodlums on Sunday killed two persons in Mubi, Adamawa State on Sunday in an attack which left one person wounded.

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mr. Mark Idakwo, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Monday, said two people were killed, while one was hospitalised following the attack in the Sabon-Layi area of Mubi.

The CP, 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 NAN that six gunmen descended on the area around 8p.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 the attack took place in front of the house of the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Mubi North Local Government Area., Alhaji Sahabo Jauro.

“Most of those affected were visitors to the politician’s house,” he added.

NAN reports that apart from the incident, the Sallah celebration was generally peaceful in Mubi and other major towns across the state.


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