Armed robbers on Thursday, stormed Zone 4 Bureau de Change market in Abuja, allegedly shot dead an operator identified as Alhaji Hamisu Naira and absconded with unspecified amount of cash.
“The robbers disguised as clients seeking to exchange currency and then beckoned Hamisu to come. They swiftly grabbed his Ghana-Must-Go bag which was fully-loaded with local and foreign currencies, including dollars, pounds sterling and euros,” said a witness.
“Alhaji Naira then held his bag tightly and refused to let go. He challenged the attackers because it wasn’t his money alone in the bag, and as a result they shot him and fled with the money. The gunshot drew everybody’s attention in the market. We just saw Alhaji Naira’s body lying in the pool of his blood. Some of the marketers around hurriedly took away the corpse, and then we contacted the police immediately,” the witness added.
The deceased, who hailed from Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, has since been buried according to Islamic rites.