Gunmen kill filling station manager in Kaduna

The thieves carted away the day’s sales.

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers invaded a fuel station in Kaduna on Saturday, killed the manager and carted away an unspecified amount of money.

Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. when three armed men in an ash-colour Gulf car filled their tank in Ruma filling station, opposite Ungwan Muazu, along Nnamdi Azikwe way, Kaduna.

They ordered the female fuel attendant to hand over the day’s sales.

“Three of them came into the fuel station in an ash colour Gulf car and ordered the attendant to hand over her sales after she had filled their tank,” a witness said. “She didn’t argue with them, she complied. In fact, they looked like the same gang who attacked a lecturer in Kinkinau GRA.”

“They now moved to where the manager was sitting and demanded him to surrender the station’s money to them. They shot him point blank in the head when he told them he does not have any money with him. They also shot sporadically at other people around who tried to raise alarm and missed them narrowly,” he added.

“People continued to pelt stones at them as they raced out of the station, made u-turn and drove towards Abuja junction.”

The village head of Kinkinau GRA, Sulaiman Dan’amarya, while confirming the incident, said the District Head of Ungwan Muazu, Ahmed Idris, and others took the victim (the station manager) to 44 Military Hospital where he later died at about 10 p.m..

While commending security agents for their quick response, Mr. Idris described the frequent attack in the area as unfortunate and alarming. He called on the residents to continue to remain vigilant and pray to Allah to bring to an end such criminal activities.

“Our prayers will not be in vain, people should be patient, God in his infinite mercy will intervene inshaa-Allah,” he said.


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  • Wole

    Sometimes, authors allow pens to think for them instead of using their head to do the thinking. The media is awash of the view that the 12 solders who died in BH ambush would not have dies if they had remained in the village till jane following morning. Isn’t that wrong? Suddenly everyone has become authorities in military affairs. If BH could ambush them midway, they could as well the attacked in the village. If they had been attacked in the village, the question would have become ‘what were they doing their, afterall their mission has ended’. It is also illogical to assume that their staying in the village would not have been at greater risk to the villagers – should BH attack them in the night.

    The army General has done no wrong. If civilians jn the village could kill insurgents in large number and arrest some, how could the same group kill highly fortified solders. It tells you something, isn’t it? These are the kind of hogwash unprofessional solders who intimidate civilians but are not really up to their responsibilities. Disciplined civilians could kill BH, solders who wanted the pass the night in the safety of the villagers were ambushed and killed. They were afraid of death, but were killed and are now in the crush of the same death they were running from.

    Think about this: fear! Solders! Both do not mix. They don’t deserve to die, but that is what spurred the others who have now taken their job more seriously. That is why BH story has changed lately.

    Again, check your dictionary for the different between manslaughter (provoked assault) and mutiny (betrayal of official duty and oath). The solders insorbordinated. They were not provoked by the General – who was doing his job professionally. The Naval officer who killed the Okada rider was provoked out of official duty and has been disciplined – no entitlement and his record has been blemished for life.