Unknown gunmen on Saturday morning assassinated Abdullahi Mairuwa, the head driver to Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, Nigeria’s PREMIUM TIMES reports.
The late Mr. Mairuwa, who was in charge of all drivers attached to Government House, Lafia, was travelling to his home town in Keana local government area of the state in the company of his wife, Salamatu, when he was assassinated close to Tudun Adabu along the Obi-Keana-Awe road around 8.30 a.m. Saturday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Umar Numan, confirmed the development, saying detectives have been drafted to the scene of the incident.
“We are aware and have mobilized to the scene to recover the corpse and we have already commenced investigation into the incidence,” Mr. Numan said.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr. Mairuwa’s killers shot him at close range in front of his wife and sneaked away through a bush path.
Family sources told this newspaper that his killers told his wife not to panic as they were only after her husband before shooting him twice on the chest.
The remains of the late head driver has been moved to Keana his home town as sympathizers from Lafia and within continue to troop to his Lafia residence pay condolence visit.