Gun­men kill Katsina tra­di­tional ruler

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men yes­ter­day killed the vil­lage head of Birchi in Katsina State, Al­haji Ab­dulka­dir Muham­mad Birchi, in his house.

A wit­ness told Daily Trust that 12 gun­men ar­rived the town on four mo­tor­cy­cles and forced their way into Al­haji Birchi’s res­i­dence at about 1am and killed him.

He was shot in his fore­head, chest and stom­ach, and was later mu­ti­lated with a ma­chete, the wit­ness added.

Aged 82, the late tra­di­tional ruler is sur­vived by three wives and 31 chil­dren. He has since been buried. The state po­lice spokesman, DSP Sadiq Abubakar, said in­ves­ti­ga­tion had com­menced and a sus­pect was al­ready in po­lice cus­tody in con­nec­tion with the killing.

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