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Family of octogenarian killed by horse racers demand justice  



By Aminu Halilu T/Wada

The families of late Hajiya Rabi, an 80-year old woman hit to death by horse racers have called on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

Alhaji Muhammad Salisu, the son of late Hajiya Rabi, made this call after some horse racers knocked down his mother, who died after she was admitted in hospital recently, but were at large.

He lamented that,  the youths that organized the racing did not present themselves to the family, adding that, all effort to trace them proved abortive.

The bereaved added that, the deceased’s family had reported the matter to the emirate council and state police command, calling on the authorities to be up and doing in tackling the menace of horse racing within the metropolis.

He decried that, the horse racers, not only they knock down people, but thugs seize advantage of the scenario to robb and harm innocent people.

When contacted, the state police spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said they have been informed about the incident.

He therefore, said the command they had launched investigation and vowed to bring to book, those found culprit, since the state emirate council had since banned the practice within the metropolis.

KANOTODAY reports that, the horse racing, organized by youth within the metropolis to celebrate wedding ceremonies has become a source of worry to every discerning citizen, in view of its negative effect on the populace.


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