Palpable tension has enveloped Sharada quarters of Kano metropolis following a bloody encounter with the police fingered to have killed two youngsters at a Tea Joint on Saturday.
The victims of the alleged tea joint tragedy were identified as Abubakar Isah (aka Banupe)and Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara).
An eyewitness told INDEPENDENT that trouble broke out when men of the anti-Daba unit of Kano state police command stormed a popular tea joint to effect arrest that met a stubborn resistance.
The account said in the ensuing melee, one of the officer identified as Ado allegedly stabbed Mainasara while resisting arrest.
The eyewitness stressed ‘’ One of the policemen, Ado in trying to drag out, Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) from the shop, stabbed him twice and he started bleeding. Immediately others at spot rushed to save the situation, the policemen shot into the crowd and Abubakar Isah ( Banupe) was hit by the bullet and died instantly,’’
The account said the tragic incident at a Tea joint forced the heavily armed anti-Daba personnel to beat a fast retreat.
INDEPENDENT learnt that subsequently, the two victims were rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialists hospital where attempt to save the life of Ibrahim Sulaiman (Mainasara) failed despite blood transfusion at about 2.00 am.
Efforts to seek the reaction of Kano police Command failed, as the local image maker, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa could not be reached on his known GSM line (08037742748) as at press time