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JUST IN; Top Government official assassinated

JUST IN; Top Government official assassinated

The Director of Operations of the Kaduna State Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), Malam Dauda, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, the director was killed in the early hours of Friday when the yet-to-be-identified assassins numbering about five stormed his residence located in Barakallahu community in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

The gunmen, despite seamlessly breaching the security at the director’s residence, reportedly left his valuables untouched after killing him.

While confirming the incident, the District Head of the community, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi, said the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) of Rigachikun and Barnawa who are residents of the community have visited the scene of the crime.


He said: “This is simply a case of assassination because they went to only the victim’s house, killed him and left the community, they did not take anything in his house neither did they attack the guard and his wife.

“Even the other village that was attacked, no life was lost, they just caused commotion and left. We feel they just did that to make it look like an attack. We have been facing various security breaches in the community informed by the vast ungoverned land taken over by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), you know we were in court, we won at the high court but they appealed the case at the Appeal Court here in Kaduna.”

He called on the state government to mediate between the community and the NAF over the vast land which he said is a hiding place for criminals.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, did not respond to calls put across to him at the time of this report.

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