BREAKING: Gunmen kill FIRS Boss in Niger While Traveling to Abuja

BREAKING: Gunmen kill FIRS Boss in Niger While Traveling to Abuja

  • A director with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)'s director, Muhammadu Lawal, has been gunned down by bandits at Saminaka village, Lapai LGA of Niger state
  • Lawal, who was an indigene of Lafiagi in Kwara state, encountered the bandits while travelling to Abuja in his Hilux vehicle
  • The FIRS boss was the state coordinator of the agency in Kogi, Sokoto, and Zamfara states before he was killed by the blood-thirsty terrorists

Lapai, Niger state - Bandits have killed Alhaji Mohammadu Kudu Lawal, a Director with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). gathered that the incident happened while Lawal was travelling to Abuja on Sunday. He was gunned down in Saminaka village of Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger State.

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Source: UGC

Another staff of the FIRS was injured in the terrorist attack.

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It was learnt that Lawal, an indigene of Lafiagi in Kwara State, ran into the bandits who rained bullets on the Hilux vehicle he was travelling in.

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Short bio about Muhammadu Lawal

Until his death, he was the State Coordinator for Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.

Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, the Director General (DG) of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), confirmed the incident, which he described as sad and pathetic.

Reacting to Kudu’s killing, the FIRS in a statement on Monday, August 8, by Johannes Oluwatobi Wojuola, the Special Assistant (Media and Communication) to the FIRS Chairman, described Lawal as a dedicated deputy director who had served the tax agency for over 2 decades of his life.

He was commended for being hardworking and selfless throughout his career in service.

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“The Board, Management and staff of the Service condoles with the family of the deceased and prays for their comfort in this sad moment." the statement read in part.

Tragedy as bandits kill powerful PDP lawmaker, shot son, in northern state earlier reported in a piece of news that would sadden the heart of many Nigerians is the attack carried out by unknown gunmen in Adamawa state.

This is as armed gunmen on Saturday murdered the deputy leader of Song Local Government Legislative Council, Adamawa State, Hon. Ishaya Bakano.

Meanwhile, the state police command has confirmed the unfortunate incident.


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