Gun­men kill LG cashier, set house, car ablaze

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoto

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men early Satur­day raided the house of the cashier of Rabah LGA of Sokoto State, Lawal Aliyu, killing him and set­ting his house and car ablaze.

The gun­men whose mo­tive is yet un­known were said to have asked for the cashier who went into hid­ing when they stormed the house. The gun­men threat­ened to slaugh­ter his child if he failed to come out, and went on to snatch the child from his mother. The cashier then emerged from hid­ing and the gun­men promptly shot him dead and in­jured two other people who came out to res­cue him. The two are re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at an undis­closed hospi­tal.

Po­lice spokesman, DSP Al­mustapha Sani, said the cashier was shot and not slaugh­tered. He said the coun­cil­lor rep­re­sent­ing Gandi con­stituency re­ported the in­ci­dent to the Rabah di­vi­sional head­quar­ters. He added that in­ves­ti­ga­tion had com­menced to un­ravel the mo­tive and ap­pre­hend the killers.

From left front row: Gover­nor Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed of Kwara; Se­na­tor rep­re­sent­ing Kwara Cen­tral, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (third left); Deputy Gover­nor of Kwara, El­der Peter Kisra; and other mem­bers of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress, cast­ing their votes dur­ing the state party’s congress in Ilorin on Satur­day.

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