By Ramatu Garba
The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the gruesome murder of Alhaji Dahiru Abbas, the village head of Maigari, Rimin Gado Local Government Area in Kano.
Abbas, 70, was said to have been murdered on Sunday by unknown gunmen at his residence.
SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident.
“On Sunday at about 3:05 a.m, a report was received that suspected kidnappers stormed the residence of Abbas the Village Head of Maigari, Rimin Gado Local Government in an attempt to kidnap him.
“The suspected kidnappers in the process shot the village head in the chest, and he was rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano where he died while receiving treatment,” he said.
Haruna-Kiyawa added that efforts have been intensified to arrest the perpetrators as teams of Operation Restore Peace have swung into action.
The late Abbas is the biological father of the Chairman of Rimin Gado Local Government, Munir Dahiru-Maigari.