Thursday, January 20, 2022

BREAKING: Katsina commissioner assassinated

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Rayyan Alhasan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Unknown gunmen have assassinated the Katsina State commissioner for Science and Technology, Rabe Nasir.

The assailants killed him at his residence in Katsina metropolis, dragged the body into toilet and locked it up.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that he was alone in the house when the assassins came.

Sources said his house boy first raised the alarm after noticing traces of blood when he came into the house on Thursday afternoon.

The Katsina State commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba, confirmed the incident when he visited the residence of the deceased on Thursday evening at Fatima Shema Estate in Katsina.

Mr Buba explained that the command had started investigating the incident, saying that an arrest had already been made.

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“As you can see, we’ve successfully evacuated the corpse to the hospital and investigation has started. An arrest has also been made. A suspect has been arrested and investigation has since begun,” he said.

Mr Nasir, a former State Security Service, SSS officer, also worked with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja.

The late commissioner also represented Mani/Bindawa Federal constituency for four years.

He was Gov. Aminu Masari’s adviser on science and technology from 2015 to 2019 before he was elevated to the rank of a commissioner.

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