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Police take action as gunmen kill FIRS official in Abuja


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Gunmen on Friday night, shot and Khalid Bichi, a Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) employee in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory.

NewsBand gathered that Bichi was attacked around 8:30pm when he went out to get some food.

Mr Bichi who was rushed to the hospital kicked the bucket following multiple gunshot wounds on his chest and leg.

He was buried on Saturday afternoon after a funeral prayer at the Abuja National Mosque.

Though, the motive behind the attack remains unclear as investigations continue into the unfortunate loss.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Benneth Igweh, has initiated a major investigation into the killing of Bichi.

While responding to the killing in a statement on Sunday, the Police Commissioner said no stone would be left unturned to ensure the perpetrators face the wrath of the law.

The statement which was signed by the FCT police spokesman, SP Josephine Adeh reads, “In response to the tragic and alarming incident resulting in the untimely demise of Khalid Ahmed Bichi on May 10, 2024, at approximately 8:45 PM, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, has promptly ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh Psc. Mni. unequivocally frowns at this cowardly act and assures both the family and the public of swift justice.

“The diligent pursuit of the perpetrator(s) is underway, with every effort being made to ensure they are apprehended and brought to justice.

“Furthermore, CP Benneth Igweh Psc. Mni. reaffirms the unwavering dedication of the FCT Police Command to enhance the security landscape of the Territory, continually adapting strategies to effectively combat evolving criminal activities.

“Updates on this matter will be provided in due course.”


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