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

It was gathered that Bichi, an employee of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), was attacked just before 9pm while he was out to get food.

The assailants reportedly shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

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

Sources reveal that Bichi was an active social media user, known by the username @Khalid Bichi, and had connections with influential politicians.

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The deceased will be laid to rest today, Saturday, at 1:30 pm following a funeral prayer at Abuja National Mosque.