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Former PDP Chairman assassinated in Niger

by Salami Azeez

Former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman of Tafa local government area in Niger state, Sule Ishaya has been assassinated by gunmen and whisked away his wife to an unknown destination.

The Gunmen invaded the house of Ishaya on Sunday night in New Bwari community of Tafa and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife before shooting him.

A source said that the gunmen had gained entrance into the house of the deceased using a ladder to scale the fence.

People around the community said it was only the house of the political leader that was attacked by the Gunmen.

A PDP Chieftain who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident saying, “he was stabbed in the stomach and shot to make sure that he was dead.”

Family members and PDP said that they are yet to hear from the Abductors of the wife to know if she is alright and know their demands for her release.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident saying that the Police is investigating the matter.

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