Alhaji Abba Abbey, personal aide to former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has been found dead 24 hours after he was reported abducted.
The deceased, according to a statement by Bashir Rabe Mani, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Senator Wamakko, was abducted and killed on Thursday night while his corpse was found on the road to Durbawa town in Kware local Government of Sokoto State.
He was buried on Friday night after a funeral prayer led by the Chief Imam of Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodiyo Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Abubakar Shehu Na Liman.
The prayer was attended by Senator Wamakko, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi; he Sokoto APC acting chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida; traditional rulers , Islamic clerics, members of the National and State Assemblies, serving and retired civil servants as well as thousands of sympathisers, among others.
Survived by a wife and five children, Abbey was 50 years in age.
The statement prayed Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannat Firdaus and give his family, Wamakko and people of the state , the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.