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Suspected Assassins Storm Abuja Supermarket, Shoot Dead CBN Staff, Three Others



Suspected Assassins Storm Abuja Supermarket, Shoot Dead CBN Staff, Three Others

At least four persons were killed on Tuesday when rampaging armed robbers, suspected to be hired assassins, attacked a supermarket in Nigeria’s federal capital territory, Abuja.

Among those killed during the attack on the popular Abdullahi Supermarket in One Man Village, near Mararaba, was a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


According to reports, the CBN staff identified through his identity card as Daniel Adefemi Okunade was shot in the head at point blank range and died immediately.

The identities of the three other persons killed during the operation are yet to be ascertained as of the time of this report.

According to eyewitness account, the operation, which seemed like a planned assassination, lasted less than two minutes during which the CBN staff, was shot dead.


The late CBN staff is said to be the choir master of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) also in One Man Village.

He was said to have had a brief stop at the Supermarket to buy bread for his family when the robbers stormed the ever busy store and took lives out of the four customers.

His Toyota Venza Car parked outside the Supermarket was not touched by the men of the underworld.


The late Okunade was said to be returning from work when he met his untimely death in the hands of the suspected robbers.

At the time of this report, the atmosphere in the area was pensive and charged as people kept trooping into the Supermarket to identify the robbery victims.

Meanwhile, police operatives from New Nyayan Divisional Police Station have moved the corpse of the robbery victims to the Mararaba Medical Center mortuary in Mararaba.


No Information has yet been made public by the police on the incident.

However, hundreds of sympathizers, including church members, have been trooping to the house of the late CBN staff to sympathize with his family.

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