- Residents of Fatima Shema Quarters have continued to live in fear following the killing of a Katsina state commissioner
- Rabe Nasir was said to have been killed on Wednesday, December 8, but his lifeless body was found locked inside his toilet on Thursday, December 9
- The late commissioner was also said to have tried to escape from his assailants but was overpowered
On Wednesday, December 8, tragedy struck in Katsina state when Rabe Nasir, a commissioner for science and technology in the state was murdered in cold blood.
Daily Trust reports that Nasir attempted to escape from his assailants when he was overpowered and killed.
A source who spoke on the incident on the condition of anonymity said the late commissioner sensed there was danger when the gunmen had invaded his residence located at Fatima Shema Quarters in Katsina on Wednesday, December 8.
The source said it appears that the commissioner had tried to find safe haven when he was overpowered and killed by the gunmen.
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Also, traces of blood were seen inside and around the toilet where the late commissioner's body was locked.
Another source who saw the body of the late commissioner before it was removed by authorities said there were knife cuts in his belly and some other parts of his body.
He said the security operatives who came to the scene of the crime took several hours before the door to the toilet was forced open and the body removed.
The Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, and some other top members of his cabinet were also present at the commissioner's residence when his body was removed by the authorities.
The deceased phone alongside another person's phone was recovered at the scene of the incident.
Speaking on the matter, Katsina state commissioner of police, Sanusi Baba, described the incident as unfortunate.
Baba said that the commissioner's body has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina.
Tribune also reported residents said it is worrisome that Nasir house is located near the Katsina state's police command.
Residents in the area said the assailants must have taken advantage of the fact that the commissioner lived alone to commit the crime.
One of the residents said who said the commissioner's body was recovered on Thursday, December 10, added:
“We strongly suspect assassination because the attackers killed him and locked his corpse in one of the toilets in the house."
Fear as assassins murder Katsina state commission
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nasir was killed by unknown gunmen in Katsina state.
A friend of the late commissioner revealed that Nasir was shot after Asr prayer in his residence.
Also, a resident said the Nasir’s lifeless body was discovered after he failed to return several calls made to his phone.
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