Police operatives have launched manhunt for the armed bandits who ambushed and murdered the district Head of Yantumaki in Yantumaki District of Danmusa Local Government Area, Katsina State, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Maidabino and injured his acquaintance and Mr. Gambo Chakau on Sunday May 31, 2020.
The Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Katsina State Command, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident to TheNewspad.com on Tuesday morning, assured that the bandits who rode on motorcycles, invaded the traditional ruler’s residence, and killed the traditional ruler and injured Mr Chakau, will be arrested and prosecuted.
A confidential source disclosed that the bandits headed straight to the paramount ruler’s home and massacred him immediately.
According to him, “We are on the trail of the bastards who perpetrated the crime. The Commissioner of police has given a marching order to the Deputy Commissioner to make sure that the perpetrators of these act are brought to book within 48 hours.
We are on cause”.
The source said that: “The bandits came in their numbers and went straight to the house of the District Head, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Maidabino, and shot him dead. They also injured his security guard.
“After they killed the district Head, they enter their motorcycles and left immediately without touching or injuring anybody. We are calling on government to rescue us from this endless attacks by bandits”.
He said: “On 31/05/2020 at about 11:55hrs, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the residence of the District Head of Yantumaki, at Yantumaki District of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state, one Alhaji Abu Atiku, m, aged 60yrs, shot him and his security guard, one Gambo Chakau.
“The bandits escaped into the forest. Victims where taken to Danmusa General Hospital where the former was confirmed dead while the later was admitted and responding to treatment. Investigation is on going”, according to the source.
TheNewspad.com reports that the tragedy occurred few days after suspected bandits allegedly murdered the Batsari Local Government Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdulhamid Sani, at his residence in Sabon-Garin Dumburawa.