One of the victims

One of the victims

The Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya has confirmed to 247ureports.com that unknown gunmen believed to be members of the Jihadist group, the Boko Haram struck the Kurna Asabe area of Kano and shot dead two Igbo business man on Friday May 24, 2013 at about 7:30pm.

As gathered, the unknown gunmen were two in number – as they stormed an Electronics shop on Baban Layi, Kurna Asabe area of the city to shoot two businessmen – a Vulcanizer and an Electronics dealer. Both victims hailed from Nsukka, Enugu State and were identified as Ibe Ugwuanyi, 30 (Vulcanizer) and Eke Osita Joseph, an Electronics dealer, 35.

Ibe Ugwuanyi operates in vulcanizer business along Ibadan Road, Sabon Gari, Kano and Eke Osita Joseph operates an electronics shop along Baban Layi, Kurna Asabe. At the end of business activities on Friday May 24, 2013, Ibe Ugwuanyi, after closing shop opted to visit Eke Osita Joseph at his electronic shop to watch movies as he always does at the close of the day’s business.

With only minutes after Ibe Ugwuanyi had arrived, two gunmen dress in typical Muslim regalia stormed the shop and opened fire, killing the two men instantly. The gunmen escaped. Ibe was shot on the forehead, while Joseph was shot on the chest.

The remains of Ibe and Joseph were taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital from where they were later transferred to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.

No arrest has been made thus far.

Relations and parents of the victims are making arrangements to covey the deceased to Nsukka, Enugu State for burial on Wednesday. The Vulcanizer’s father, Casmir Ugwu, confirmed that that their bodies would be conveyed to Ovoko, Nsukka, and Enugu on Wednesday for burial.

16 Comments to: Boko Haram Strikes Kano, Killing Two Igbo Business Men

  1. Franca French

    June 18th, 2013

    To start with, I am sorry for the deceased man. It is my prayer that God should Grant him Peace which northerners denied him. However, why did he choose to go to Northern Nigeria in spite of their history of violence? My late grandfather was one of the workers who constructed the Northern Railway Line from Kauora Namoda to Port Harcourt in 1908. Even at this time, the Hausas and Fulani herdsmen massacred Ibos for using their grazing land for Railway Line. General Ojukwu has gone to answer the supreme call so any Ibo person who goes to Northern Nigeria is repeating the mistakes of the past and does so at the risk of their personal safety. I can assure you no Nnewi person would go to Northern Nigeria because history will repeat itself. I am an ardent believer of one Nigeria but not to the extent of going to live in Northern Nigeria. Hausas and Fulanis can live in my village but I wouldn’t be so foolish as to disregard the abundance of historical evidence.

    Franca French

  2. chris omenka

    June 8th, 2013

    Musa and umar Abdullah should cover their faces with shame and tell their stories to their grandmothers. If igbos were not such irretrievable fools in Nigeria, the story would have been different. They continue to stupidly offer their precious lives to be wasted by your blood thirsty savages. Go slaughter all of them still living in your horrible midst. They deserve what they get.

  3. Musa Ibrahim

    May 30th, 2013

    First of all may the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace. I want us all to take a step back and think this through, anyone with a grudge to settle against a fellow competitor , or business partner either dresses up in traditional Hausa garments and carries out acts of atrocities and all of a sudden its Boko Haram killing non muslims. I detest Boko Haram and all the sufferings they’ve brought to innocent people, but some are hiding under this guise of boko haram to commit very gruesome and heinous acts- making us hate each other more .. please think this through

  4. Sammy

    May 29th, 2013

    This is a jihadist movement,any sensible person in the north should begin to think of relocation before the real intensions be revealed.

  5. Engr. Obioha Ezekwesiri (ICT)

    May 28th, 2013

    They spoke of autopsy – what autopsy when you know what killed a man?
    Well, the Igbos who refuse to run away from danger zones will have themselves to blame. Most of them argue that they cannot leave their wealth and jobs. Now he has to go to Igboland as a dead man – how intelligent!
    Any Igbo man or woman that dies in the hand of Housa-Fulani is simply a fool. Maybe it is better some do not come back home again as such people could turn to Saboteurs of Igbos. THe true sons and daughters of Biafra have long left those deadly zones. Sincerely, I have no pity for the ignorant.

  6. Kezi

    May 28th, 2013

    Sorry to disappoint anyone. But I don’t feel sorry for the dead in this case.

    I cannot believe that any self-loving Igbo man/woman will still be in Kano or Maiduguri perambulating as if nothing is amiss.

    If you love money more than your life. Then that’s your choice

  7. john klopper

    May 28th, 2013

    nonsense; when will you guys learn? can´t you leave their land for them? All for the sake of money or what? is it only in the north that you can engage in business activities?Whatever you find there,I believe is well deserved!

  8. james pee

    May 28th, 2013

    THE ONLY ANTIDOTE TO THESE KILLINGS IS SHOOT BACK AN HAUSA MAN WHENEVER AN IBO MAN IS KILLED BY THESE COWARDS CALLED BOKO HARAM; AFER ALL EVERY HAUSA MAN IS A PART AND PERCEL OF BOKO HARAM; INCLUDING GOV. KWANKWASO.

  9. Ajaero Uche Roland

    May 28th, 2013

    Any Igbo man or woman Boko Haram idiots kill now does not require my pity because the have been warned to leave that God forsaken states for long.

  10. Ike Chidolue

    May 28th, 2013

    A vulcanizer & an electronics equipment trader, so sad and makes one to ask; what they heck are these dudes doing in Kano, despite the hate & violence?

  11. UMAR R. ABDALLAH

    May 28th, 2013

    THERE IS STILL NO CERTAINTY THAT THE GUNMEN ARE BOKO HARAM.WHAT IF THEY ARE IGBOS LIKE THOSE THAT WENT TO DAURA?WHEN HAS MERE DRESSING IN HAUSA TRADITIONAL DRESSES BECOME A YARDSTICK TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF PEOPLE?THE POLICE SHOULD OPEN OTHER AVENUES OF INVESTIGATIONS ON THIS MATTER.

  12. Atta

    May 28th, 2013

    ITS TIME FOR IGBO MEN TO KILL, ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE. IF WE KEEP WAITING, WE MIGHT BE THE NEXT VICTIM. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

  13. Pwaveno Bamaiyi

    May 28th, 2013

    God have mercy on Nigeria and drive Boko Haram into oblivion like the Maitatsine sect that once terrorised Nigeria!

  14. Bruno

    May 27th, 2013

    I AM VERY MAD WHEN PEOPLE CALL ON UK AND US CONCERNING THE SITUATION ON NIGERIA. YES WE ARE CHRISTIANS AND HAVE TO BE TRUTHFUL TO OURSELVES.. THESE TWO NATIONS ARE THE ARCHITECT OF OUR PROBLEMS. THEY LOVE WHAT WE HAVE AND ALLY TO THE NORTH TO GET WHAT WE HAVE. THEY MADE THE IGBOS CRY AND SUFFER SO MUCH. I HATE USA AND UK. CALL ON CHINA AND RUSSIA, EVEN EUROPE TO HELP US.

  15. Concerned citizen

    May 27th, 2013

    The American Secretary of State, Kerry, should take note of this. The latter has been hammering on the need to respect human rights with regards to dealing with Boko Haram equation. But what human rights message has Kerry for Boko Haram sect. Now they have killed yet another Igbomen in the North. One begins to what human rights message does Kerry have for Boko Haram sect that has been distabilizing peace and tranquility in Nigeria?

  16. Jigga

    May 27th, 2013

    When will those Boko Haram animals ever live in peace with the rest of the country?