Suspected cult members on Tuesday shot a former Taraba Football Club player, Mr. Ugwu Efu in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
Ayaya as Mr. Ugwu is fondly called was shot in the thigh in Apata, Jos North Local Government Area when the gunmen came shooting in the streets at about 6pm local time.
Ugwu, 30 is thought to have been among a group of youths that last two weeks mobbed a member of the gang for allegedly stealing a phone in the area.
A similar shooting was reported near Jos Polo Club, same day at about 11am.
A local vulcanizer identified as Mr. Adaga was injured when he ran into a speeding vehicle while trying to escape.
Eyewitnesses say Mr. Adaga sustained multiple fractures as the vehicle ran over him in an obvious attempt to equally escape the shooting.
Police authorities say they will comment on the incidents later.