Dr Rabe Nasir, the Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, has been assassinated by gunmen on Wednesday night.
Sanusi Buba, the Commissioner of Police in Katsina, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
The CP revealed, “The unfortunate incident occurred last night.”
Nasir was assassinated in his home in Katsina’s Fatima Shema Quarters on Wednesday night, according to residents.
The gunmen must have taken advantage of his being alone to carry out the operation, according to the residents.
One of the residents said, requesting anonymity, that “the gunmen stormed the house at night and attacked him while he was trying to flee.” They assassinated him and imprisoned his body in one of the rooms, which we discovered today (Thursday).
Governor Aminu Masari and other top officials paid a fact-finding visit to the residence on Thursday evening.
Around 7 p.m., sympathizers were seen loitering around the residence, while security operatives barred people from entering.
Nasir, 61, was a former member of the House of Representatives who also worked for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
During Masari’s first term, he was also a special adviser in charge of the same portfolio.
According to a senior police officer who requested anonymity, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.