Kidnappers kill Bauchi lawmaker’s son

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Bala, the eldest son of the member representing Dass Constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Ado Wakili, has been killed by his abductors.

The representative for the Burra Constituency, revealed this during the House’s sitting under a personal justification,  on Tuesday.

Danlami Ahmed Kawule, the Deputy Speaker of the House, presided over the meeting on Tuesday.

He said the lawmaker who extended his condolences to the members on the murder of his colleague’s son described the incident as “tragic,” and prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.
Responding to the motion, the Speaker directed that a special prayer be conducted for the deceased. Bello Shira representing Shira Constituency led the special prayer.

The speaker announced that the lawmakers would pay a condolence visit to the member and his family immediately after the plenary.

Burra claimed that Baballe Dambam, who represents the Dambam/Zagaya/Jalam Constituency, revealed the circumstances of the incident by explaining that the victim was abducted by unidentified people, held captive for days, and then killed.

He added that the funeral prayers for the deceased had already taken place and termed the situation as startling and upsetting.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Amed Wakil, who confirmed the incident to journalists said that the deceased’s two wives and one-year-old child were also abducted by the gunmen.
They were later released from captivity after several days in captivity.

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