Gunmen kill top Kaduna government official
Not less than five gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed the home of and assassinated the Director of Operations of the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), Malam Dauda.
Daily Trust reported that the attackers breached the security of the victim’s house located in Barakallahu community in Igabi local government area of the state where they killed him.
The medium quoted sources to have said the assailants simply killed the victim and took off, without taking anything from the house.
They were reported to have attacked a nearby community possibly to divert the attention of members of the community as they conducted their nefarious act. There was however no casualty in the other attack.
The paper wrote that the District Head of the community, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, saying the divisional police officers of Rigachikun and Barnawa who are residents of the community have visited the scene of the crime.
According to him, “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.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, is yet to respond to calls put across to him at the time of this report.
Barakallahu community is about five kilometers away from Kaduna main town, along the Kaduna-Zaria Road.
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