- The Peoples Democratic Party is mourning the loss of an important member
- Some suspected bandits shot Alhaji Lawal Dako, an LGA chairman in Katsina state
- Salisu Majigiri, the PDP Katsina state chairman confirmed the unfortunate incident
Alhaji Lawal Dako, a chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state, has been killed by some suspected bandits.
Dako who is the chairman of Sabuwa local government area was shot five times by the gunmen, according to The Punch.
In another report by Sahara Reporters, the 60-year-old chairman was shot on Sunday, November 8.
The opposition party's chairman died at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria on Friday, November 20, from injuries he sustained during the attack at the council. The late party chairman has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Confirming the incident, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri, the PDP Katsina state chairman said that the bandits during the attack also shot and killed the deceased's granddaughter.
Majigiri described the current security situation in the state as worrisome, adding that it should be of concern to all Nigerians.
“My party chairman in Sabuwa was shot five times by bandits who also killed his granddaughter who was with him during the attack."
Gambo Isah, the spokesman for the state police command, is yet to make an official statement on the incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Paul Onomuakpokpoa, PDP chairman of Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) in Ughelli South council area in Delta state was killed by some suspected assassins.
Onomuakpokpo was shot dead by the gunmen on Wednesday, January 8, along Ogoni Road, near the palace of Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom at about 7 pm.
Sources within the community said the chairman died at the spot from several bullets shots by the assailants.
It was gathered that the gunmen had fired sporadically into the air and ensured that the victim died before leaving the scene of the incident.
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