Gunmen have shot dead a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Tafa Local Government Council of Niger state, Ishaya Sule, and abducted his wife identified as Rebecca.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday.
him with cutlasses before one of them shot him on the chest… they whisked away his wife after that,” he said.
The Chairman of Tafa Local Government Council, Ibrahim Mami Ijah, confirmed the killing of the former PDP chairman in the area, saying he will compile a report about the incident and forward it to the state Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs.
“In fact, we couldn’t sleep last night when I received a call that a former PDP chairman was killed and his wife abducted,” he said.
When contacted, the spokesman of Niger state police command, CSP Wasiu Abiodun, promised to get back our reporter but had not done so at the time this report was filed.