Umar Muhammad Ahmad, a 40-year-old father of three, was slain in Kano state by hoodlums suspected of being phone snatchers.
On Saturday night, July 3, late Umar Muhammad, a staff member of the National Commission for Museum and Monument in Kaduna, was walking home when he was ambushed beneath the ongoing Kwari Market Flyover.
They overcame him, stabbed him in the chest with what appeared to be a knife, and stole his phone.
“While the accused burglars vanished into thin air along with the grabbed phone, late Umar Ahmad slumped at the site gasping for breath, blood seeping from the damaged part of his body,” a source told Tribune.
Umar was transported to the Kofar Wambai Police Station to file a report, and then to the Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
On July 4, he was laid to rest in Kano. He leaves a wife and three children behind.