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How phone snatchers kill 6 people in Kano


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At least six people were reportedly killed after a group of thugs suspected to be phone snatchers attacked residents in Kabara and Gwangwazo areas of Kano Municipal Local Government Area.

Daily Trust reports that the incident, which happened in the early hours of Friday, has sparked tension among residents.

Thugs were said to have invaded the two communities, stabbing people in sight.

Eyewitnesses said some of the people killed did not know what was happening in the area, as most of them were returning from morning prayers.

Aminu Auwal, one of the residents, said he had to run for his life but watched them kill one of his neighbours who was also returning from the mosque.

“I was sent by my mother to fetch water nearby, and as I was standing, I saw our neighbour running and shouting for help while they were following him.

“They got him near where I was staying, and they stabbed him to death. I had to run; otherwise, they would have killed me too.

“I doubt if they are phone snatchers. The man didn’t carry a phone, and they didn’t collect anything from him,” he narrated.

Fatima Mukhtar, the elder sister of another person killed in the attack, said her younger brother was slaughtered by the thugs, who eventually snatched his phone.

“We just received the bad news that he was slaughtered by thugs. We don’t know what he did to them. Apart from him, they also killed three more people here. They were buried together,” she said in tears.

Daily Trust reports that this is not the first time the thugs have attacked people in the state metropolis.

Two months ago, they also attacked people, destroyed vehicles, and stole valuables.

A spokesman for the state police command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, said the police are investigating the incident.


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