Assassinated Dr. Rabe Nasir buried in Katsina, he had knife cuts in his belly source hinted.

Assassinated Katsina state Commissioner of Science and Technology, Dr. Rabe Nasir, was on Friday buried at the Gidan Dawa cemetery after a funeral prayer led by the Chief Imam of Katsina GRA mosque, Dr. Aminu Abdullahi Yammawa.



Dignitaries who attended the funeral prayer were Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, and the federal government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Maj Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali baba, DG DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, DG NIA, Amb. Ahmed Rufa’I Abubakarand CDI, Major Gen. Samuel Adebayo were also in attendance.

Special prayers were offered at the mosque for the repose of the soul of late Nasir, the security of the nation as well as for Almighty Allah to expose whosoever was behind the insecurity in the country.

Federal Government’s delegation visited Katsina Governor and Babagana Monguno said the delegation was sent by the President to condole with the Katsina State government and the family of late Nasir.

“The President has directed that I should lead the delegation on his behalf over the unfortunate incident that happened to a serving commissioner in the state.”

“Your Excellency, what happened yesterday, the discovery of the gruesome murder of Dr. Nasir is a very great blow not only to the people of Katsina, but to the entire nation.

“Man who has served diligently in various capacities to be cut short by the hands of evil and mindless people, it is something that of course has brought untold full shock and sorrow, not only to his immediate family and you as the governor, but indeed to all of us. It has brought home the reality of our time, the security situation which we found ourselves in.

“Of course, the nature of yesterday’s incident, the police has not concluded its investigation. But Mr. President has the confidence in the Nigeria Police will uncover those who perpetrated the dastardly act and the proper criminal justice and process of the law will take place on them.

Governor Masari, said despite the banditry challenges that bedevil the state, the way and manner Dr. Nasir was murdered is totally different.

“He was killed not by gun, but with knife, none of his personal belongings that is known was stolen. And the house was not broken.

“Like I said, what appears to an ordinary person is that, whoever participated in the crime was admitted by the deceased, or somebody who has keys that gives them access to him.

“But I know an investigation by security agencies would reveal what really happened. And I urge the public with any information about the incident; no matter how little it is to inform the securities.”

While appreciating the delegation, Masari said the president had called him on phone to console him over the incident, and he explained to him what really happened.

Late Nasir was brutally murdered in his residence in Fatima Shema Estate, Katsina metropolis by yet-to-be-identified assailants.

One of the persons who saw the dead body of Rabe Nasir said there were knife cuts in his belly and other parts of his body.

Nasir, 61, who assassinated on Wednesday night, attempted to escape but his assailants were said to have blocked him.

“The unfortunate incident happened on Wednesday night. We strongly suspect assassination because the attackers killed him and locked his corpse in one of the toilets in the house.

“The corpse was discovered on Thursday,” a source said.

Governor Aminu Masari and other top officials visited the residence Thursday evening on fact-finding visit.

Sympathizers were also seen loitering around the residence around 7pm on Thursday while security operatives prevented people from entering the compound.




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