Muslim Youths Gun down 2 Igbo Traders in Kano, Ohaneze cries foul

Amidst fears Nigeria may descend to the classification of a fail State owing to the spate of uncontrolled religious violence against the members of the Christian fold and of Southern origin, more religious violence in the commercial city of Kano appear to further heighten the fear.

Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that two Igbo traders were attacked by irate Muslim Youths yesterday at the Kofa Ruwa Market.

The attack took place by 1pm when a group of motorbike riders [about 30] rode into the Kofa Ruwa Market which is dominated by a mix of south-Westerners and south-Easterners with some presence of Hausa traders.

The riders assembled at an area were building rods were sold – an area largely dominated by south easterners – and began firing shots up into the air while screaming Allah is Great in their native language.

One of the youths dashed into one of the shops – in a manner that scared the shop owner and clerk into running for their lives. As the store owner, a male attempted to run, he was shot twice. The clerk, a female, was shot once.

Both were reported to be critically injured. They are receiving treatment at a nearby medical center.

The incident has left the Igbo community in Kano in high tension. Airing his take on the incident was the leader of the Igbo Community in Kano, the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Kano Chief Tobias Idika. He expressed a mixed feeling of grief and anger. “Our people cannot be dying like chickens here. The leaders have to tell us what they are doing to protect Ndigbo in Kano. We are tired of promises from them. We are angry. Something must be done”.

Chief Idika went to add that the Igbos contributes immensely to the internally generated revenue of Kano State – we help develop many areas of Kano into economic centers of trade.  “How can we be repaid like this” cried the Igbo leader.

However, all efforts to reach to the JTF spokesperson Lieutenant Ikediche Iweha, proved abortive as his phones was not answered.

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5 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lekan August 17, 2012 at 11:17 am -

    You people better leave their alive or……leave their state for them. or can ‘t you read the handwritten on the wall. they don’t want you anymore.

  2. mike joseph August 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm -

    The killing in the north is getting too much since the Govt cannot provide adequate security or take proactive measures to stop this idiot, i think we should fight back.

  3. chide August 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm -

    Leave kano leave north, come home and begin to develop your home state, are you guys fools.

    you will do much better in east after all only imo state candidates in jamb exam is far greater than 14 states of the north.

  4. Tunji August 15, 2012 at 12:18 am -

    It is only a tree that u will kill,u will go and come back, it will still be standing there.

  5. Ikenga August 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm -

    Chief Idika should ask all Igbos to relocate from this war torn part of Nigeria