Posted by Garba Ahmad, Kaduna | 21 April 2015 | 3,481 times
Gunmen today killed a local campaign coordinator of Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna.
According to Aruwan, the gunmen trailed Mr. Markus Ishaya to his village, Atuku Kasa, Atuku Ward of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, and shot him several times. He was the Governor-elect’s coordinator in Atuku Ward and did very well in mobilising support for the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the build-up to the April 11 governorship election.
Aruwan said: “His family informed us that unknown gunmen stormed his residence and shot him several times.
“The men, two in number, were well armed and did not pick any property in his residence except carrying out the ungodly act.
“The police have confirmed the incident. The police have also visited the scene of the crime and have commenced investigation.
“While we appreciate their prompt action, our expectation is that the security agencies will fully investigate this killing and prosecute the perpetrators.
“Security agencies must adequately protect all Nigerians irrespective of their status and standing.”
Condoling the family, Malam El-Rufai said: “Our empathy and prayers go to the family of Mr. Markus Ishaya and the entire community over this callous murder and desecration of human life.
“May Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and give his family and friends the fortitude to bear this painful loss.”
The killing of Ishaya brings to ten the number of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that have been killed in the state during the election campaign and its immediate aftermath.
•Photo shows Kaduna Governor-elect El-Rufai.
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