ISWAP claims responsibility for killing of Igbo businessmen in Kano

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The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Igbo businessmen in Kano State.

The businessmen were killed on Saturday by the terrorists around Azubros Plaza, off France Road, Sabongari in Kano.

Daily Sun reports that the deceased were identified as 41-year-old Ifeanyi Elechukwu, who was the target of the attack and his friend, 33-year-old Chibuille Emmanuel, who was shot in the leg, but died at a private clinic in the state capital.

Elechukwu, a battery dealer, was said to have been lured to his shop by one of the gunmen, who pretended to be a customer. He was shot at close range and killed while his friend was chased and also shot.

The terrorist group in a statement said the attack was carried out by “soldiers of the caliphate”, describing Elechukwu as a Nigerian Army spy.