A Nigerian man has reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen in Sokoto state 10 days after he tied the knot with his fiancée.
Labour Party (LP) National Youth Leader, Mallam Jabeer, broke the sad news through his official account on social networking service, Twitter.
He said the deceased was working on his farm in Isa Local Government Area of Lagos state, when he was shot dead and his father also kidnapped.
Jabeer who revealed that the incident happened on 1st of August, raised concerns over steps being taken by the government and security agencies to find the perpetrators.
Sharing a picture of the victim, he wrote; “This young man was shot dead 10 days after his marriage while working in his farm in Isa local gov’t area of sokoto state.
They killed him and also kidnapped his father. The incident happened today and yet nothing has been done by the relevant authorities. Sad.”
Meanwhile in another news…
A wedding ceremony ended abruptly last month after a man, Toromade Adebowale was shot after doing introduction with his pregnant wife (name withheld) in Ede, Osun state.
One of the guests who accompanied the groom also sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
It was gathered that Toromade had been returning from where he went to celebrate the election of new executives for the union of motorcyclists in the town.
An eyewitness said the deceased “hailed from Olukolo Compound in Edunabon and was shot dead, when some union members, escorted our Ife zonal chairman to Moro Junction while celebrating the successful election of the new executives when we heard the gunshots.”
”Up till now, we don’t know those that fired the shots. Toromade (Adebowale) went for his introduction/wedding ceremony at his in-law’s house in Ede. His wife is even pregnant. It is a pity, He is dead now and we are preparing for his burial.
”Though, when he was shot, we tried to take him and the Injured to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife but he died on the way while the injured one is still receiving medical attention.
“Before his death, he was one of our members as an Okada rider and we were proud of his uprightness and good conduct while with us. We however called on the police to fish out the perpetrators of the act and punish them accordingly.”
Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident and said the injured victim was responding to treatment.
She said; “Two people were hit by bullets fired by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen. One of them is currently responding to treatment at the OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, but the second person died before reaching a hospital.”