2019 election: Gunmen kill APC Chairman, kidnap daughter


Unknown gunmen have shot dead Husaini Sarki Paida, the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman of Dobi Ward in Gwagwalada Area Council.

The gunmen also kidnapped the deceased 15-year-old daughter identified as Saude.

The Chairman of Gwagwalada Local Government Area, LGA, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, confirmed the development in a statement where he expressed shock and sadness over the brutal assassination of the ward chairman.

Mustapha, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Usman Baba Lado, said “the council sympathised with the family and the entire good people of council over the gruesome murder of the APC Chairman.”

He condemned the manner in which the deceased was killed, describing it as an “act of wickedness.”

He called on security agencies to ensure those behind the killing were brought to book without delay.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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