Human rights groups have condemned the killing of two young men allegedly by the police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano over the weekend.
Amnesty International has called for an investigation and perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Abubakar Isah and Ibrahim Suleiman met their untimely death when police officers attached to the anti-Daba unit of the Kano State Police Command raided a popular ‘tea and indomie’ spot at Sharada quarters in the metropolis to arrest some suspects.
Abubakar reportedly died on the spot while Ibrahim, who sustained wounds was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead.
Witnesses alleged that the police shot dead Abubakar and stabbed Ibrahim to death at a tea shop following a disagreement when they arrived to arrest a suspect.
A police spokesperson says investigations are under way and that the officers allegedly involved have been arrested.
The latest report of extra-judicial killings has once again sparked outrage about police brutality.
Dozens of young people in the neighbourhood where the incident happened took to the streets on Sunday burning tyres in protest.
Nigeria has yet to recover from the shock of massive nationwide anti-police brutality protests that left at least 80 people dead according to the authorities.
They are likely to cast doubts on the authorities’ promises to reform the police and improve the conduct of officers.
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