APC Chairman Shot Dead, Daughter Abducted
Gunmen suspected to be abductors have killed the All Progressives Congress Chairman of Dobi ward in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja, Husaini Sarki Kaida.
The gunmen also kidnapped the deceased's 15-year–old daughter identified as Saude.
A member of the deceased's family, Ibrahim Sarki, said the incident happened around 1:20 a:m on Saturday,January 26th at the deceased resident in Kaida village in the area council.
He said the gunmen went to the deceased's house with sophisticated weapons; knocked on the door and when he opened, they shot and killed him.
Sarki added that after killing the politician, the assailants whisked away his 15 year–old daughter.
“The sound of gun shot attracted my attention and before we realised what was happening, we saw the lifeless body of the APC ward chairman lying on the floor. They shot him on the chest and he died instantly,” he said.
He said the remains of the APC ward chairman had been buried according to Islamic rites, even as he said the family were yet to establish contact with the kidnappers of the 15 year-old girl.
It will be recalled that the deceased was, early last year, abducted by gunmen at his Kaida village, in which a 2 million naira ransom was paid before he was set free.
When contacted, the spokesman of the FCT Police command, DSP Anjuguri Manza, said he was not aware of the incident.
The Chairman of the council, Adamu Mustapha, however expressed shock and sadness over the brutal assassination of the APC ward chairman.
Mustapha, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Usman Baba Lado, sympathised with the family and the entire good people of the council over the gruesome murder of the deceased.
He condemned the manner in which the deceased was killed, describing it as an act of wickedness, while calling on security agents to ensure those behind the killing were brought to book without delay.
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