From NOAH EBIJE, Kaduna
Igbo Community in Zaria, Kaduna State has directed all its members to close their business premises in Sabon Gari area of Zaria to protest and mourn their kinsmen killed recently by unknown gunmen.
According to a statement issued and signed by the President General and Secretary General of the Igbo Community, Chief Emeka Uzo and John Igwe, Igbo traders are expected to close their shops today and tomorrow.
Two unidentified gunmen riding on a motorbike a week ago stormed a relaxation spot in Zaria at about 8pm killing a medical doctor, one other person and injuring another.
The Igbo community stressed that the spate of killings in Zaria needed immediate government intervention.
The statement also noted that there had been series of threats to lives and property by unidentified killers, which had made the situation very worrisome, forcing many of them to relocate from the area.
The association advised that since all the killings were perpetuated by men on motorcycles between 7pm and 9pm, motorcycle riding period should be restricted to between 6am and 6pm, adding that Igbo victims of the April 2011 post-election crises had not been compensated.