• News - North Central - Niger
  • Updated: January 20, 2023

Terrorists Kill Niger Councilor

Armed men suspected to be terrorists have killed a councillor representing Allawa ward in Shiroro local government area of Niger, government, Saleh Yakubu.

The councillor was killed in the  early hours of Friday on his way from Kuta to Allawa, his hometown.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, said he got information that the councillor was killed on his way to Allawa, adding that details are still sketchy.

Umar said it was alleged that the deceased and one other person were on a motorcycle when they were stopped by the terrorists.

He said that the deceased was asked to drop from the motorcycle and the terrorists opened fire on him.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer,  a Abiodun Waisu, said that the command had yet to receive information on the incident.

However, Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Shiroro Local Government, Akilu Kuta, he received a telephone call from the chairman informing him that the councillor left Kuta town for his home town Allawa for weekend and was killed, as reported by NAN.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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