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Gunmen kill retired AVM, daughter, orderly in Kaduna

By Saxone Akhaine, Abdulganiyu Alabi (Kaduna), Msugh Ityokura (Abuja) and Njadvara Musa (Maiduguri)
10 November 2021   |   3:06 am
Gunmen have killed Air Vice Marshall Mohammed Maisaka (rtd.), at his residence in Rigasa, Igabi Local Council of Kaduna State. He was killed alongside his daughter and orderly.

[FILES] Gunmen. PHOTO:Getty images

Seven police officers ambushed, killed in Zamfara
• CNG threatens shutdown of Zaria over abducted LG staff
• Abuja may become a nursery for kidnappers, says Reps
• Taskforce seeks synergy among security agencies to end terrorism

Gunmen have killed Air Vice Marshall Mohammed Maisaka (rtd.), at his residence in Rigasa, Igabi Local Council of Kaduna State. He was killed alongside his daughter and orderly.

AVM Maisaka was the Proprietor and Managing Director of MSK Hospital, a medical facility he reportedly established to help the densely-populated Rigasa community.

A lecturer of Internal Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), the retired air chief was also Director of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Medical Services.

Though the police had yet to confirm the incident, a source close to the family, Abubakar Gwantu, said: “The armed men arrived Maisaka’s house Monday night, met him and his wife in the living room and shot him dead. The gunmen first visited the boys’ quarters, picked his personal physiologist and forced him to lead them into the main house. During the commotion, they instantly killed Maisaka.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, could not respond to inquiries on the incident, as his telephone was switched off.

ALSO, bandits, yesterday, attacked a team of policemen in Zonai village in Magami district, Gusau Local Council of Zamfara State, killing at least seven officers. The incident left residents in a panic over fear of attack on the community.

According to residents, the officers were returning from where they had mounted a roadblock near Zonai village along Gusau–Magami–Dansadau, following frequent attacks on the community.

When contacted, the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, was unable to speak on the incident, saying “I will call you back later.”

MEANWHILE, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Kaduna State Students Wing, has threatened to shut down Zaria, if visible action is not taken to secure the release of the 18 local council staff abducted on Monday.

The Guardian gathered that the victims (majorly women) were abducted between Zaria and Giwa town.

In a statement signed by the Kaduna Coordinator, Jamilu Musa, the students warned that they would embark on a mass action to shut down Zaria at the expiration of the ultimatum.

RELATEDLY, the House of Representatives, yesterday, warned that the nation’s capital city, Abuja, may soon become a breeding ground for kidnappers and bandits, if necessary measures are not put in place to curtail the indiscriminate disappearance of innocent residents.

The House also lamented the deteriorating security situation in the country, urging the authorities to rise up to their constitutional responsibility.

Moving the motion at plenary, yesterday, the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, also expressed worry over the sudden disappearance of the Vanguard reporter, Mr. Tordue Salem.

TO end terrorism in the North East, the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa, has sought synergy between the military and other security agencies.

According to him, the collaboration could strengthen the fight against Boko Haram.

Musa disclosed this yesterday while addressing frontline commanders, police commissioners and heads of other security agencies at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State.