A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Kaduna State, Lawal Auwal Kontagora, has been murdered by yet to be identified gunmen.
Lawal, a graduate of one of the universities in Malaysia, according to reports, came back to Nigeria, to participate in the one-year mandatory service.
The sad incident occurred when Kontagora and his friend went to visit a female friend.
They were inside a Peugeot 407 car with the lady when the gunmen suddenly moved near the car and asked them to open the door which they obeyed.
When they alighted from the car, they were asked to go on their knees and bring out their mobile phones. It was in the process of going inside the car to get the phone, the killers thought the corner was trying to be smart. He was then, shot him at close range.
According to the corps member’s sibling, Yusuf Ma’aji Kontagora, they quickly rushed to the scene and took Lawal to Garkuwa Hospital along Sultan Road but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The corper before his death was said to be a gentleman and very friendly to everyone.
The police imagemaker disclosed that an investigation had been launched into the case and some arrests already made.
Also reacting to the incident, NYSC coordinator in Kaduna State, Muhammed Momoh, described the death of the corps member as a shock and a big loss.