By Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
Unknown gunmen have killed the Bajida District Head, Alhaji Musa Muhammad- Bahago, of Fakai Local Government Areas of Kebbi State.
A senior brother of the slayed district head, Alhaji Umar Muhammad explained that his junior brother was murder yesterday around 4 to 6pm on his way to his domain from Zuru town. Muhammad-Bahago, until his death was the ‘Sarkin Kudun Bajida’ in Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
“He died at the age of 56, and is survived by four wives and many children,” Muhammad said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, PPRO DSP, Nafi’u Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen that “it is true we are aware and it is unfortunate. according to the PPRO ” the man was driving himself as he was coming from Zuru town heading to his village and some unknown gunmen laid an ambush for him and brought him down from his car and killed him.
“We are making all effort to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act,” he added.
In a related development, Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has mandated security agencies to immediately fish out the criminals who murdered the District Head of Bajidda, Musa Muhammad Bahago, in Fakai Local Government area in cold blood.
Speaking to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi after condolence visit to the area, the Deputy Governor of the state, retired Colonel Sama’ila Yombe Dabai, expressed sadness about the incident. He narrated that Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was equally disturbed about the unfortunate and lamentable event.
Consequently, the Governor has directed security apparatus to be on the offensive to apprehend the culprits and remain proactive against infiltration of bandits into Kebbi from neighbouring states.
The Deputy Governor on behalf of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu offered sincere condolences to the family of the late district head, the people of Fakai Local Government and Zuru Emirate on the demise of district head.