Ishaya was said to have been trailed by the gunmen to his house in the Atuku Kasa area of Jema’am Local Government Area of the state.
He was a local campaign coordinator of the governor-elect at the Atuku Ward.
According to the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress, Kaduna Campaign Council, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the coordinator was shot several times by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
A statement by Aruwan said the APC in the state was notified of the death by the deceased’s family.
The statement said the killing of Ishaya had brought to 10 the number of members of the APC that had been killed in the state before, during and after the elections.
A family source said heavily-armed, two-man gang stormed the residence of the APC chieftain and shot him repeatedly.
“They didn’t pick any property in his residence except carrying out the ungodly act,” the source added.
The statement read, “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.”
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