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Tragedy: Kaduna-based lawyer was killed by gunmen

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Haro Gandu a Kaduna-based lawyer was reportedly killed by Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers and abducted his wife and son.

Gandu is said to be a worker with the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice until his death. It was gathered that the hoodlums broke into his house at Tollgate area on Abuja Road in Kaduna on Sunday night through one of the windows and shot him.

Kaduna state police command’s spokesman Muhammad Jalige could not be reached for comments as at the time of gathering this report as calls to his mobile phone were not answered.  But a former Commissioner for Economic Planning and brother to the decease, Timothy Gandu, confirmed the incident.

He said the gunmen shot his brother on the shoulder as they entered the house, adding that they shot him at the back as he attempted to escape.

“It is the same narrative of criminality everywhere. Bandits have been invading communities and breaking into homes, killing and abducting people.

“They came to the house on Sunday night, pulled down the window and gained access. They first shot him on the shoulder. When he wanted to escape, they followed him and shot him on the back and he died. The gunmen abducted his wife and son,” Gandu said.

As the security situation in Kaduna worsened, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure full enforcement of the curfew imposed by the state government.

In a statement in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the IGP also urged the police commissioner to ensure optimal deployment of human and material assets of the Intervention Squad, currently on the ground in the state, to secure the lives and property of the residents.

“The police commissioner is to personally coordinate the operations of the Intervention Squad in carrying out collective and holistic tasks of ensuring peace and safety in the communities. The Squad comprises: the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Special Forces, Detectives/Intelligence Operatives as well as personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command, the military and other security agencies.

“The IGP commiserates with the people of Kaduna State, particularly those who have lost their loved ones and property as a result of the crises. He assures that the Force will do everything within its powers and means to ensure that peace is restored in the affected areas.

“Meanwhile, the IGP enjoins the people of Kaduna State to cooperate with the police, the military and other law enforcement agencies as they carry out the full enforcement of the curfew, among other measures directed at ensuring their safety.”

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