Men of the Nigeria Police Force have allegedly shot to death two youths-Abubakar Isah ( Banupe) and Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) at Sharada quarters, in Kano Metropolis on Saturday night.
According to eyewitnesses, the ‘Anti Daba unit’ of thevKano Police command were at the area, Sharada phase one, close to the Jumu’at mosque around 11.00 pm on Saturday to arrest a suspect at a tea joint popularly called ‘’indomie spot’’ when pandemonium broke out.
The owner of the spot, Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara), whom the police wanted to arrest his younger brother, Gadaffi demanded to know the offence of the suspect, prompting commotion in the area.
‘’One of the policemen, Ado in trying to drag out, Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) from the shop, stabbed him twice and he started bleeding. Immediately others at spot rushed to save the situation, the policemen shot into the crowd and Abubakar Isah ( Banupe) was hit by the bullet and died instantly,’’ Yakubu Abubakar,’’ an eyewitness said.
He said the two were rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialists hospital where attempt to save the life of Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) was abortive even with a blood transfusion at about 2.00 am.
Meanwhile, with the outbreak of pandemonium in the area, the policemen fled to escape attack, another eyewitness, Isa Baba, said.
The two victims were buried this morning as the youths in the area assembled for a protest to demand justice over the alleged killing.
Attempts to speak to the police image maker in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, was unsuccessful as his phone was not attended to severally.