Kano: Islamic terrorist organization, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Igbo businessmen in Kano State.
Gunmen had on Saturday night, 24th September, 2022, gunned down the two men in a premeditated attack around Azubros Plaza, off France Road, Sabongari in Kano metropolis.
The deceased are Ifeanyi Elechukwu, aged 41, who was reportedly the target of the attack and his friend, Chibuile Emmanuel, 33, who was shot in the leg, but eventually succumbed to the cold hands of death at a private clinic in the state capital.
Elechukwu, a battery dealer, was said to have been lured to his shop by one of the gunmen, who pretended to be a customer. He was shot at close range and killed while his friend was chased and also gunned down.
However, ISWAP in a statement said the attack was carried out by “soldiers of the caliphate. It went on to accuse the late Elechukwu of being a Nigerian Army spy.