UNIDENTIFIED persons suspected to be hired assassins, Thursday, strangled to death youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of Turunku ward, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The youth leader, identified as Saidu Abdullahi, according to an eyewitness, was on his way to Kaduna to attend the PDP Concerned Stakeholders Forum meeting, which held yesterday at the Arewa Hall, when he ran into the hoodlums along the road.
The unidentified persons were said to have tied a chain round Abdullahi’s neck, and dragged him along a bush path for sometime before he finally died.
Kaduna State Public Relations Officer, PRO of PDP, Ibrahim Mansur confirmed the incident to newsmen on phone.
But when contacted, spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP, Abubakar Zubairu said, the command was yet to get information on the incidence and promised to make necessary contacts with the Divisional Police Officers, DPO of the area for details, subsequently.
Meanwhile, the PDP PRO said, “We the PDP members are sad and sorrowful about the killing of our youth leader, Saidu Abdullahi from Igabi Local Government Area.
“In fact, he was coming to attend our stakeholders meeting this morning in Kaduna when some unidentified killers waylaid him and chained his neck with cable and strangled him to death.”