Gunmen shot and killed a Chinese businessman at Ogudu area of Lagos on Wednesday night, Nigerian Police spokesperson said.
Two other Chinese women sustained head and leg injuries during the incident, said Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide.
Police said four Chinese in a car were coming from a function at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, southwest Nigeria,when a red car followed and overtook them as they were about entering Chinatown at Ogudu.
“They shot the man at close range and collected his bag. He was rushed to Gbagada General Hospital where he died,” Braide said.
She said although investigation is ongoing, the police suspect murder.
“We are suspecting murder,” she said.
Braid said the corpse of the Chinese has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, while the two women are responding to treatment.
Sources said that the woman who sustained head injury was the deceased’s wife.
It was learnt that the incident happened at about 9.30 p.m.
Sources said the deceased was a businessman and dealt in air travel business.
Sources said many Chinese citizens invaded the hospital after they learnt about the incident.
The identities of the victims were not available at press time.
It was the fifth Chinese death in the hands of gunmen in Nigeria in the last two months and the first in the Lagos area.
On 19 October, a Chinese construction worker was killed in Maiduguri, Borno state, less than a week after a Chinese chef was also killed in the same area.
This month, 2 Chinese construction workers were killed in Benisheikh, another town in Borno state, in Nigeria’s Northwest.
In recent times, Chinese nationals have increasingly become victims of violent attacks.