A campaign coordinator to the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, was on Tuesday killed by unknown gunmen. His name was Markus Ishaya and he was a local coordinator for the campaign at Atuku ward.
According to reports, Ishaya was trailed by the gunmen to his house in the Atuku Kasa area of Jema’am Local Governor Area of the state.
His death was confirmed by the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Kaduna Campaign Council, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who said that Ishaya’s killing has brought to ten the number of members of the APC that had been killed in the state before, during and after the elections.
A family source said the men, two in numbers, who were heavily armed, stormed the residence of the APC chieftain and shot him severally, adding that “they didn’t pick any property in his residence except carrying out the ungodly act.”
The statement also added that “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 Nigerians irrespective of their status and standing.”
The governor-elect, while condoling with the family, prayed for the soul of the deceased.
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.”