Groom, Two Wedding Planners Shot Dead In Kano

A groom, along with two friends was yesterday shot dead by gunmen, operating on a motor bike as they alighted from a car in front of a house, in Kawon Maigari area of Kano.

“The three gunmen came on a motorcycle and opened fire on their victims who had just parked outside a house,” Kano state police spokesman Mustapha Abubakar said.

“They killed three, two men and a woman, while the fourth escaped unhurt,” he added.

According to Abubakar, one of the victims was engaged to the woman who escaped the attack at the Kawon Maigari area of the city.

The two other victims were friends helping the couple with their wedding plans.

The spokesman revealed no arrest has been made although investigations were on-going.

No one knows for sure who was behind the attack, but there are indications it could be Boko Haram militants, who are known to often stage motor-bike attacks on security personnel and residents they accuse of providing incriminating information about them.