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Gunmen Shoot PDP Chiefain, Abduct Wife

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Unknown gunmen reportedly shot a former Chairman of Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Suleiman Ishaya and abducted his wife.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded Ishaya’s residence on Sunday night in New Bwari Community and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife before shooting him at close range.

Family sources informed journalists on Monday in Minna, the state capital that the gunmen had gained entrance into the house by using a ladder to scale the fence.

People around the community said it was only the house of the political leader that was attacked by the fleeing gunmen.

A PDP chieftain who would not want his name in the print confirmed that “he was stabbed in the stomach and shot to make sure that he was dead.”

The PDP chieftain noted that the attack was not a random attack, adding that the PDP in the state was seeing it as an assassination.

The family members and PDP members in the state said that they were yet to hear from the abductors of the bereaved wife of the deceased.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.

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