There has been outrage after a Chinese national Geng Quanrong allegedly killed a 23-year-old Nigerian lover identified as Ummukulsum Buhari at Kuntau in Kano State.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Friday night, September 16, 2022, at Kabuga quarters, Gwale Local Government Area.
It was said that Geng committed the crime after scaling the fence of the deceased residence to gain access where he stabbed her severally until she gave up the spirit.
The Kano state police command confirmed the incident through its spokesman SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who explained that the suspect, Geng, 47, committed the crime on Friday after scaling the fence of the deceased residence to gain access where he stabbed her severally until she gave up the spirit.
Geng alleged that he was deceived by Ummu who was his girlfriend and promised to marry him but betrayed him even after he had spent so much money on her.
The suspect further stated that he was angered by her deception and decided to attack and kill the deceases at her residence.
The police spokesman further stated that the mother of the deceased raised alarm during the act and the police was immediately alerted of the development where the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawan, directed the DPO, Dorayi Babba, to take charge of the situation.
Deng has since been transferred to the state headquarters at Bompai for further investigation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have taken to their social media handles to express anger over the incident.
Ohaju Obed Ifeanyi wrote; “The gruesome murder of Ummita by a Chinese man in Kano State is highly condemnable. I commiserate with the family and appeal to relevant Nigerian security operatives to fish out the perpetrator and make him face the full wrath of the law. Human life is SACRED!”
Niyi Lawal said; “I join my voice with the millions of Nigerian youths to demand Justice for Ummita. The Murder of an innocent girl must be punished. It is not acceptable. #JusticeForUmmita.”
Muhammed Jammal wrote; “A few days ago, someone’s best friend stabbed and threw him in the pool to die in Abuja. Today, Ummita’s Chinese friend stabbed her to death in Kano. Our enemies are very close. Be careful. #JusticeForUmmita.”
Awwal said; “If the Chinese man who k!lled Ummita goes free, then it is crystal clear that Nigeria is still in slave trade. You can’t have all this independence and a foreigner k!lls one of your citizen in your country and goes free/alive #JusticeForUmmita,”
Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari also condemned the murder of the young Nigerian. He said; This is a very sad and devastating story of a Chinese man slaughtering a young lady in Kano. Good to find out that the perpetrator has since been arrested by the authorities. #JusticeForUmmita.”