Gunmen have murdered an ex Chairman of of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State, Hon. Suleiman Ishaya and Kidnapped his wife.
It was learnt that the gunmen suspected to be bandits, raided Ishaya’s residence in the early hours of Monday, March 29, in New Bwari Community and stabbed him repeatedly in the stomach with a knife before shooting him at in close range.
According to report from a family source who spoke to Daily Trust, the gunmen managed to enter into the house around 1:22am by using a ladder to scale through the fence.
The family source added that the gunmen then forced the back door of the house open and headed straight to the deceased’s bedroom where he was shot instantly.
“They first hacked him with cutlasses before one of them shot him on the chest. They whisked away his wife after that,” he told Daily Trust.
Again a PDP chieftain in the state who begged anonymity, confirmed that “he was stabbed in the stomach and shot to make sure that he was dead.”
He told Nigerian Tribune that the attack was not a random attack, adding that the PDP in the state has seen it as a well plotted assassination.
Ibrahim Mami Ijah, Chairman of Tafa Local Government Council, who confirmed the killing, said he will make a report about the incident and forward it to the state Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs.
“In fact, we couldn’t sleep last night when I received a call that a former PDP chairman was killed and his wife abducted,” he said.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.