Amina Aliyu, the widow of Aliyu Abubakar, a Nigerian teacher who was beaten to death in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on July 2, 2019, has appealed to both President Muhammadu Buhari and Government of Kyrgyzstan to ensure that justice prevails and the killer of her husband brought to book.
Mr Abubakar, a Director of Language School, Cambridge School Bishkek was brutally attacked near a Central Department Store in the town of Bishkek, by an unidentified man.
Local press reported that an arrest was made and the suspect would be placed in a pretrial detention center for two months as ordered by Sverdlovsky District Court.
But the wife of the slain teacher told DAILY NIGERIAN that her husband had spent 18 years in the Central Asian country before he was assassinated.
“He was a gentle, nice and amiable person. He dedicated his entire life to teaching the Kyrgyzstan people English Language.
“He left Nigeria on the 18th of last month, few days after the Sallah celebration. He normally observes his Ramadan fast every year in Bishkek, but this year he chose to come to Nigeria during the holy month.
“On the day he was attacked, we were on phone talking. The moment he was attacked on his way back from KFC, he hung up the call, promising to call me back soon.
“But till date, I am yet to receive that call he promised me,” Amina said, amid sobbing.
She then called on President Buhari and the Kyrgyzstan Government to ensure that the murderer of her hubby is identified and made to face the full wrath of the law, over his heinous act.
Her words: “I can’t fathom why someone in the country my husband has served diligently will be so hostile to him.
“My beloved husband had once survived gunshots when some of his business rivals, who run a similar language school attacked him.
“When he took them to court, he won his case. They then signed an undertaking that they would be liable to anything happened him.”
Meanwhile, Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister, Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, in the wake of the incident, immediately ordered the Interior Minister Kashkar Dzhunushaliev, to ensure that the culprit is fished out, within the shortest possible time.