BREAKING: Gunmen Assassinate APC Chairman in Buhari’s Home State, Details Surface

BREAKING: Gunmen Assassinate APC Chairman in Buhari’s Home State, Details Surface

  • Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have killed Saidu Basa, an APC chairman in Katsina state, northwest Nigeria
  • Legit.ng gathered that Basa was murdered after attending a stakeholders’ meeting in Danmusa town in Katsina state
  • Insecurity is one of the issues confronting Nigeria’s president, Bola Tinubu, who was sworn in, in May 2023

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Katsina, Katsina state - Gunmen have killed two people, including Saidu Basa, the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Mai Dabino community in Danmusa local council of Katsina state.

Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate past president of Nigeria, hails from Katsina state.

Gunmen kill APC chairman in Katsina state
Gunmen kill APC chairman in Katsina state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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As reported by Guardian newspaper on Friday, April 26, the incident occurred on Wednesday, April 24, at about 3.30 pm, along the road leading to Danmusa.

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The APC had called for a stakeholders’ meeting in Danmusa and had invited its members to the council area.

Basa was said to have attended the meeting and had given a lift to a passenger, who was going to Mai Dabino.

A source said it was while they were on their way back that they were accosted by the gunmen and were shot in the process.

Insecurity in Nigeria

Insecurity is one of the issues confronting Nigeria’s president, Bola Tinubu, who was sworn in, in May 2023.

Nigeria’s military has been fighting armed groups like Boko Haram in the northeast, which has left it thinly stretched to tackle the bandits.

Many of the bandits are believed to comprise mostly ethnic Fulanis, including pastoralists and mercenaries from the region as well as neighbouring Chad and the Niger Republic. Most of them engage in kidnapping-for-ransom scheme.

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Katsina: Security agents, bandits clash

Legit.ng earlier reported that bandits killed Sanusi Hassan, the commander, Katsina Community Watch Corps (KCWC) for Kankara local government area (LGA).

Also killed were four local vigilantes and two young men from Birdigau village.

Law enforcement operatives from the area divulged that the operation claimed the lives of six individuals on the security side and over 20 from the side of the terrorists.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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