Bandits are accused of assassinating Abba Abbey Gidan Haki, the personal aide to former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.
Bashir Rabe Mani, Senator Wamakko’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, reported the incident, said Abbey, 50, was kidnapped on Thursday night, March 18.
On Friday, March 19, his body was discovered dumped along a road leading to Durbawa town in Sokoto’s Kware Local Government District.
According to Islamic customs, the victim was buried on Friday night. His funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodiyo Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Abubakar Shehu Na Liman.
Senator Wamakko, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi; the acting chairman of the Sokoto APC, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida; tribal rulers, Islamic priests, members of the National and State Assemblies, serving and retired civil servants, and thousands of sympathisers were among those who attended the funeral prayer.
He is survived by a wife and five children.