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Bureau de Change operator raises alarm over threat to life after business transaction in Kano

By Muhammad Muhammad

A Kano based bureau de change operator Ali Abdullahi Zaki has raised alarm over incessant attempt on his life by unknown assailants.

SOLACEBASE reports that the foreign exchange trader revealed that he has noticed increasing strange movement around him and several failed attack on his vehicle.

Addressing journalists on the ugly development in Kano, Zaki lamented a recent attack on his Nasarawa residence by seven men who claimed to want to serve him a court notice.

Although, Zaki told journalists that he refused to grant audience to the self-acclaimed bailiff since he was not expecting any, expressed shock that one of the strange persons suddenly brought out a gun and shot sporadically before taking to their heels.

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Zaki revealed that though there was no record of casualty, he lamented that the attempted threat to his life left him and his immediate family in emotional trauma.


He claimed that before the recent invasion of gun men at his residence, similar advance was made on him at shopping malls in the metropolis.

Reacting on the possible suspects, Zaki revealed a multi-million dollar business transaction he had with a customer which later ended in controversy. Zaki explained that the multi-million transaction that sooner involved security agencies, ended in litigation.

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Although, Zaki disclosed the legal battle with the customer at the state high court has been dismissed in his favor for lack of evidence, he said the recent attempt on his life and subsequent trail may not be unconnected with those involved in the controversial business transaction.

The BDC operator who hinted that he has taken necessary action to report the case to the Police command headquarters, appealed to Kano state Commissioner of Police and other relevant authorities to come to his rescue.

When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in Kano, CP Mohammad Usaini Gumel confirmed the development.

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He assured journalists that the police is presently investigating the circumstances surrounding the entire development and pledged to keep the media abreast with the development as soon as investigation is concluded.

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