A former Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Tafa Local Government Area in Niger State, Sule Ishaya, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen also whisked away from his wife to an unknown destination.
The PUNCH learnt that the gunmen invaded the house of Ishaya on Sunday night in the New Bwari community of Tafa and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife before shooting him dead.
Family sources told our correspondent that the gunmen had gained entrance into the house of the deceased using a ladder to scale the fence.
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 and he would not survive.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident, saying that the police are investigating the matter.
In a related development, Gunmen attacked Mu’azu Babangida Secondary School in Sarkin Pawa in Munya local government area on Monday morning but did not meet any student in the school.
Secondary schools in the state have been shut down by the state government to assess how the security situation can be addressed.
Eyewitnesses stated that the bandits invaded the school with over 10 pickups but when they did not meet any student, they ended up beating the security guards in the school.
The guards had to be taken to Sarkin Pawa General Hospital for treatment as they were badly injured by the bandits.