Bandits have killed the immediate past Secretary of the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, after collecting ransom from the family.
The former LG boss, popularly called ‘Mai Yalo’, was kidnapped on his farm by the terrorists three weeks ago.
The Chairman of the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, Kasim Kasai, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, July 8, said the bandits collected an unspecified amount as ransom but killed him about 11 days ago.
“We were told of his death yesterday (Thursday) by his younger brother who escaped from the bandits’ den,” Kasai said.
“According to his family and friends, the Salatul ga’ib in respect of him will take place on Saturday, 10th Dhul-Hijjah, 1443 (July 9, 2022) at the Izala Eid Ground, Near Airforce Base, Funtua Road, B/Gwari, Kaduna State immediately after Eid el-Kabir prayer.
“Those who cannot be at B/Gwari at that time can pray for the repose of his soul wherever they may be.”