- Bandits have killed a notable politician in Tafa local government area of Niger state
- The terrorists stormed the home of the Peoples Democratic Party and murdered him after which they kidnapped his wife
- They were said to have used a ladder to scale the perimeter fence of the house before forcing the main door open
Unidentified gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday, March 29, killed a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Tafa local government area of Niger state, Mr. Ishaya Sule.
According to ThisDay, the gunmen also kidnapped the wife of the former party boss.
The assailants gained entry into the residence of the deceased by using a ladder to scale the perimeter fence of the house before forcing the main door open.
According to findings, the assailants went straight into the bedroom of the late politician and stabbed him in the stomach.
Not satisfied, it was gathered that the assailants proceeded to shoot the late Sule several times before going into the wife’s bedroom from where she was kidnapped.
A chieftain of the PDP, who was a member of the dissolved state caretaker committee, confirmed the story.
Northern elders under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, have blamed the festering insecurity in northern Nigeria on some leaders and elders of the region.
According to the group, the leaders saw the danger at the beginning of the crisis but refused to tell the truth.
The group had earlier cried out over the deteriorating security situation in the north, saying the ugly development was going out of control if nothing urgent was done to arrest it.
The elders had lamented that killings of both security personnel and civilians since the beginning of 2021 were alarming, adding that the situation of developments in the region was being downplayed.
They also declared their support for President Buhari's stance that no ransom should be paid to abductors or negotiation be engaged with bandits again.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives may soon pass a Bill for Act, to permit Nigerians from the age of eighteen, to carry arms for self-defence.
A bill to that effect, entitled: “Firearms Amendment Bill,” has already been sponsored by Honourable Adejoro Adeogun.