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Suspected gunmen shoot FIRS official to death while trying to buy food in Abuja



Some unknown gunmen have reportedly shot dead a middle-aged man, identified as Khalid Bichi, in Maitama, Abuja.

Bichi, said to be an employee of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, was reportedly killed by his attackers just before 9 pm on Friday, while he was out to get food.

According to the PUNCH, Bichi was shot multiple times and was immediately taken to Maitama General Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Bichi was known for his active presence on social media, using the username @Khalid Bichi, and had connections with influential politicians.

A funeral prayer was held at Abuja National, followed by his burial at 1:30 pm, the report says.

Earlier, it was reported that no fewer than thirteen people were abducted in a recent attack in Piko, a secluded community in Bwari Area Council of Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Reports stated that the attack happened last Sunday, lasting for about an hour without any resistance. It marks the most recent assault on the Council.

It was reported that the Madaki of Piko, Chief John Jatau, verified that 10 locals were taken from his area, including four nomadic Fulani herdsmen.

According to Vanguard, a source disclosed that one of the Fulani herdsmen managed to escape from the captors, while the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N900 million Naira.

The individuals who were abducted from the community and are still in captivity include Nuhu Anyiwoyi, Emmanuel Nuhu, Danjuma Ali, Parisa Numa, Ezekiel Jatau, Shekwosa Ezekiel, Roseline Samuel, Salome Jacob, Abyelo Ezra, and Ezra Male.

“The kidnapping incident occurred last night, Sunday 05/05/2024, at about 11 pm. The kidnappers raided the village for about one hour without any response or reaction from the community or outsiders. The major challenge the community faced last night in terms of communication to others was as a result of no telecommunication network in the village, so they picked people from house to house.

“From the community, they picked about 13 people and later released three.

“The Madakin Piko informed me that they have called, and they said they need the ramson of N900 million. They picked about four Fulani people, and one of them later escaped,” the source said.

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