Flash: Sokoto Lawmaker Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen


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Alhaji Murtala Attahiru Wauru, a member of the Sokoto state House of Assembly representing Gada West constituency was shot dead along Mabera by unknown gunmen Monday night.

The attackers of Wauru who was until his untimely death the Chairman,Finance and Appropriation Committee of the State House of Assembly reportedly took away his official car.

The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Shuaibu Lawal Gambo who confirmed the incident said the victim was trailed by the gunmen who rode on a motorcycle.

“Hoodlums riding on Kasea motorcycle trailed the him to a dark corner at Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis at about 8.45pm, shot him and made away with his official Honda Accord. From our examination of the scene, the victim’s clothes looked ruffled, which signifies that he struggled with the assailants. We recovered four empty shells believed to be used by AK47” the Police Commissioner disclosed.

The CP also revealed that Police commands in  surrounding Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano and Kaduna states have been alerted with a view to arresting the culprits.

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