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Politician gunned down during Ramadan prayer, wife, daughters abducted

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Politician gunned down during Ramadan prayer, wife, daughters abducted

FILE PHOTO: Muslims praying

Published By: Isa Isawade

Some suspected bandits struck in Mairuwa village, Faskari local government area of Katsina State, on Saturday night, killing worshippers observing Ramadan prayer.

At least two persons were shot dead while another sustained injury during the attack.

Daily Trust gathered that one of the deceased persons was a prominent politician identified as Alhaji Lado.

He was suspected to be the prime target of the assailants.

A source who described the deceased as a businessman, politician and large-scale farmer, said the victim was killed when he refused to take orders from his murderers.

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“They opened fire on him when they attempted to kidnap him but he refused to follow them,” the source said.

One of the survivors of the mosque attack told our reporter that the attackers kidnapped the wife and two daughters of Alhaji Lado.

The other victim of the attack was said to be a health worker simply identified as Sani.

“He worked at the Mairuwa Health Facility,” a witness said.

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