- A lawmaker in the Bauchi state House of Assembly has been murdered
- Honourable Musa Mante was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night, August 13
- The lawmaker's wife was also abducted by the gunmen
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A report by Leadership newspaper indicates that a member of the Bauchi House of Assembly representing Baraza Dass constituency, Honourable Musa Mante was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night, August 13 at his residence in the state.
The gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, were said to have invaded the lawmaker's house late in the night.
His wife was also reportedly abducted by the gunmen.
The lawmaker had tested positive of COVID-19 some weeks ago and was recuperating at home.
Some of his supporters have been posting about the lawmaker's demise on social media.
Mallam Sulaiman wrote: “InnalilLahi wa inna IlaiHi raju'un, May the soul of Musa Mante Baraza rest in peace. He is a member representing Dass Local Government in State Assembly. He was killed unknown assassins and they went away with some of his family members.”
Abdulwahab Yamai Aliyu wrote: “Hon. Musa Mante, a member of Bauchi State House of Assembly Representing Dass was shot dead by unknown gunmen yesterday night. What a terrible tragedy. May Allah forgive him and grant him eternal rest. Our condolences to Governor Bala Mohammed.”
The murder of the Bauchi lawmaker will likely raise more concerns over the state of insecurity in northern Nigeria.
Recall that about a month ago in Kaduna state, twenty people were killed by suspected herdsmen in Chibuak and Kigudu II communities in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.
The two villages were said to have been attacked consecutively, on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at midnight.
The attackers also attacked Kigudu II again on Saturday, July 11 when the villagers were preparing for a mass burial for some of the victims.
The attackers were, however, repelled by security personnel and the burial was quickly done without the usual burial rites.
A Catholic priest, Reverend Aaron Tanko, who oversees the two communities, confirmed that 20 people were killed while some others were still missing.
He said in Chibuak village, nine people were killed while 11 were killed in Kigudu II.
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