Sad Loss Gunmen murder Corps member during robbery attack

The deceased was shot at close range during a robbery operation that occurred while he was visiting a friend.

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Lawal Auwal Kontagora

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A young man, Lawal Auwal Kontagora who was serving in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been murdered by gunmen in Kaduna State.

Kontagora, along with two of his friends were sitting in a Peugeot 407 vehicle when the assailants approached them and demanded their phones.

It was in the process of getting the phone from the vehicle that the gunmen shot him, thinking he was trying to spring up a surprise.

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Muhammed Momoh, the NYSC coordinator in the state confirmed the incident through a press release.

“NYSC has confirmed the death of a corps member who was attacked by hoodlums at Malali.

“It is unfortunate that at a time the country is developing potential young Nigerians like him, some people are bent on frustrating such effort.

“NYSC condoles with the family of the deceased while tasking the police and security agents to trail and fish out the perpetrators."

The Kaduna State  Police Public Relations Officer, liyu Usman disclosed that some arrests have been made in connection to the incident.

The deceased was a graduate from the University of Malaysia who signed up for the compulsory twelve months national service.

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