Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a 37-year-old businessman, Chinonso Ugwu, a resident of Balele village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
A resident of the village told the Nigerian Tribune that the gunmen stormed the village around 1:30am on Tuesday, July 11,2023, shooting sporadically to scare people who were already deep in their sleep.
The source added that the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who have been terrorizing different communities in the area, went to the house of the late businessman, Chinonso Ugwu, shot him several times in the stomach and head.
He added that nobody could come out to his rescue until daybreak when he was rushed to the Burra General Hospital in the company of Police personnel where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
The Deputy Caretaker Chairman of Ningi LGA, Hon Lawan Muhammad, who confirmed the incident said immediately he got the report of the attack, he mobilised security operatives comprising the Military and Police to the village for intervention and possible rescue and protection of the residents.
According to him, the gunmen invaded the house of the late businessman in Balele village, Burra District, banged on the door several times but he refused to open it for them.
The deceased stood by the door from the inside to prevent them from gaining entrance. It was at that time they shot at the door severally, in the process, some bullet hit him.
Muhammad reiterated that the Council is working with security agencies in the area to ensure that there was security of lives and properties of people in the area in spite of the incessant attacks by the unknown gunmen and other bandits.