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Gunmen kill FIRS official in Abuja

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly shot dead a middle-aged man, identified as Khalid Bichi, in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday night.

Bichi, said to be an employee of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, was reportedly killed by his attackers just before 9 pm while he was out to get food, the Guardian reports.

He was reportedly shot multiple times.

He was afterwards rushed to Maitama General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to sources, Bichi was known for being active on social media with the username @Khalid Bichi and had connections with influential politicians.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh when contacted said the police were investigating the matter.

It was gathered he was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon after a funeral prayer at Abuja National Mosque.

Dare Adekanmbi, Special Adviser on Media to the FIRS executive chairman, Zacch Adedeji when contacted said, “We are yet to get the details. We are just reading about the incident on social media, news blogs and others. The management will wade into the matter and if necessary, we would get in touch with the IG to help us unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Of course, the chairman of FIRS prioritises the welfare of every staff member. The  chairman is very sad that the incident happened. He conveys his condolences to the family and the wife and assures them that FIRS will stand by them in this trying time.”

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