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ZAMFARA: Bandits kill lawyer in Bungudu

BANDITS assassinated a lawyer named Barrister Ahmad Muhammad Abubakar in his residence in Kotorkoshi Town, Bungudu Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

Although the Zamfara State Police Command are yet to be notified of the occurrence, a close colleague of the lawyer who identified himself as Aminu Lawal Bungudu, confirmed the killing to Channels Television.

He stated that the bandits broke into the lawyers residence in the early hours of the day and attacked him before whisking him away to an unknown location.

“The bandits entered the house and saw his wife when she was trying to ease herself, they attacked her, when the wife screamed for help, that was when the husband came out,” Abubakar said.

“The bandits attacked the husband and was taken away, it was along the road they killed him, they left him in cold blood. What we are not sure is how he was killed, whether through the injuries he sustained during the initial attack in his house or he was killed along the road. But we found his lifeless body along the road.”

The Chairman of the Zamfara State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, Junaidu Abubakar confirmed the attack via a telephone conversation with newsmen condemning the attack.

He said, “Let me confirm to you that it is true, he was attacked in his house, the attackers did not take anything from his house, he was only picked and there were several machete injuries in his body.”

He said the bar will be holding an emergency meeting over the persistent attacks on its members by the terrorists in the state.

“We just finished his burial now according to Islamic rite, the Bar is going to hold a meeting because this is not the first time this is happening,” he stated.

Yazid Abubakar, the state police spokesman, stated that he was yet to be briefed on the incident. He however committed to responding once he had more information.

Barrister Ahmad Muhammad was the Welfare Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Gusau Branch, till his death.

He was also the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate for the Bungudu West constituency of the Zamfara State House of Assembly in this year’s general elections.

Recall that another member of the Bar, Barrister Benedict Torngee Azza, was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Gusau, Zamfara State, in August 2022.

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