A prominent businessman in Kebbi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Lemi,was on Friday shot dead by unknown gunmen.
The security guard at the residence of the deceased, Habibu Shehu, told newsmen in Aliero on Saturday that six masked men pinned him to the ground and gained access into the house at about 8:30 pm, after which they killed their victim and fled.
A close associate of the deceased, Alhaji Buhari Mohammed who is the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, described the incident as a set-back to business activities in Aliero.
Spokesman of the state police command, Mr Nafiu Abubakar,confirmed the incident, but said no arrest had been made yet.
Alhaji Ibrahim Lemi, 68, is survived by three wives and 22 children. He had since been buried according to Islamic rites.