CAMPAIGN coordinator
of Kaduna state governorelect,
Malam Nasir el-Rufai,
was yesterday murdered by
yet to be identified gunmen
suspected to be hired
assassins at his Atuku Kasa,
Atuku Ward of Jema’a local
government area of the state.
el-Rufai’s spokesperson,
Samuel Aruwan, who
disclosed this in a statement
made available to newsmen
in Kaduna, added that Mr.
Markus Ishaya, was shot
several times.
Until his untimely death,
he was the Governor-elect’s
coordinator in Atuku Ward
and was reported to have
done very well in mobilizing
support for All Progressives
Congress, APC in the state.
According to Aruwan,
“His family informed us that
unknown gunmen stormed
his residence and shot him
several times.
“The men, two in number
were well armed and did
not pick any property in his
residence except carrying out
the ungodly act.
“The Police have confirmed
the incident. The Police have
also visited the scene of the
crime and have commenced
“While we appreciate
their prompt action, our
expectation is that the security
agencies will fully investigate
this killing and prosecute
the perpetrators. Security
agencies must adequately
protect all Nigerians
irrespective of their status and
Condoling the family,
Malam el-Rufai who prayed
for the soul of the deceased
said “Our empathy and
prayers go to the family of Mr.
Markus Ishaya and the entire
community over this callous
murder and desecration of
human life.
“May Almighty God grant
his soul eternal rest and give
his family and friends the
fortitude to bear this painful
The killing of Ishaya brings
to ten the number of members
of the APC that have been
killed in the state during the
election campaign and its
immediate aftermath