Gunmen kill Adamawa lawmaker, shoot son

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Ishaya Bakano

Ishaya Bakano (file photo)

Gunmen kill Adamawa lawmaker, shoot son

Police in Adamawa State have confirmed the kidnap and murder of the Deputy Leader of Song Local Government Area, Ishaya Bakano, by gunmen on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Command Superintendent of Police, Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said that the security agencies were doing everything possible to apprehend the perpetrators, while the Police were investigating the killing.

The gunmen stormed the lawmaker’s residence in his hometown, Bannga, in the early hours of Saturday, shooting his son and whisking him away before killing him a few hours after.

Bakano was until his death the deputy leader of Song Local Government Council. He represented Gudu Mboi Ward in the Council.

Although investigations are ongoing, there are speculations that he was assassinated.

His son who was shot in the process is receiving treatment at a hospital.

Adamawa is a state in Nigeria’s north-east region.

Adamawa has witnessed a number of attacks and killings recently.

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