Gunmen assassinate aide to Nasarawa Governor, Al-Makura

Umaru Tanko Al Makura, Nasarawa State Governor

Unknown gunmen on Saturday morning assassinated  Abdullahi Mairuwa, the head driver to Nasarawa State Governor,  Umaru Al-Makura.

The late Mr. Mairuwa, who was in charge of all drivers attached to Government House, Lafia, was travelling to his home town in Keana local government area of the state in the company of his wife, Salamatu, when he was  assassinated close to Tudun Adabu along the Obi-Keana-Awe  road   around 8.30 a.m. Saturday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Umar Numan, confirmed the development, saying detectives have been drafted to the scene of the incident.

“We are aware and have mobilized to the scene to recover the corpse and   we have already commenced investigation into the incidence,” Mr. Numan said.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr. Mairuwa’s killers shot him at close range in front of his wife and sneaked away through a bush path.

Family sources told this newspaper that his killers told his wife not to panic as they were only after her husband before shooting him twice on the chest.

The remains of the late head driver has  been moved to Keana his home town as sympathizers from Lafia and within continue to troop to his Lafia residence pay condolence visit.


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    • Sko

      go get job!!!

  • ofonime Daniel Imoh

    Nigerian politics!! You don’t go after his boss because you know you can’t get him, instead you go after an innocent and ordinary man. I can still remember what happened to Adams Oshomole’s aid and many others. politics is not suppose to be played like this. We kill because of power but we should remember that a day is coming, that day is almost here when we will all perish and abandon this earthly things. RIP man!!

    • Wähala

      While I say ‘Amen’ to your RIP prayer, I don’t think he was killed to send a message to his boss. May have been a hit due to employment-related dispute. Read the story again, he was the “head driver” means he probably fired a lower driver/s who exerted revenge by killing him. The CID should start by investigating all who lost their means of providing Daily Bread to their families. Political assassins would probably spray his car with hot lead, these one specifically told his wife they were after her late husband. Sha, May his Soul Rest in Peace.

      • bikky

        No,my brother,is in two ways though PT did not tell us maybe when he was going or coming back from His Village;one it may be village tussles,titles and whatever, and two Political signal towards his boss,there might have been attempts to lure this guy to help them reveal his boss movement or some other places where his boss goes in the night(His power house you know now),his 100% loyalty has been tested somehow. Nothing can be ruled out in this country these days because a lot of unexpected things happen. Only God can help us RIP man.

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  • Wähala

    Before translating this sad news with politics 2015 magnifying lenses, the deceased was a Head Driver… meaning, he may have fired some Tail Drivers who sought revenge for losing their Daily Bread by killing their former Oga. Since they told his widow they were after her man, logic points to the assassins having personal bones to pick with the victim. Not to foreclose a thorough CID investigation into the murder, but I would start by rounding up all former employees under the late driver before looking at the politics of Do-or-Die… Quit frankly, I don’t think any aggrieved politicians would kill a driver to send a message to a Governor… their likely target would be someone in government, a SSG or Chief of Staff to the Governor. Either way, RiP man… Solace to the widow!

    • Segun Haruna

      Brilliant!

      • Bayo

        As always with him.

    • the truth

      Bravo,my school of thought

  • Spoken word

    They have started.never start what you can’t finish

  • Vandu

    Targeted political assassination will come into the mix as Nigeria cascades into revolutionary pressures.

  • u s man

    He who killed by the sword will also die by the sword.

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  • tsunami1earthquake

    Demons are roaming Nigeria! Why is this happening in that country? A country that boasts many religious organizations is beset with this kind of visitation; why?

  • Truthometer

    The headline sounds/reads unprofessional. The connotation is what some people seems to be responding to here. The game should be played fairly. Apart from that, keep on the good work. This is just a thought from a die-hard PT’s fan.

  • Smith Scott

    This might be handiwork of rival driver wishing to take his position.

    • Smith Scott

      Or maybe he knew something Oga had done and APC afraid he will reveal to PDP.

      • Guest_2

        Why don’t you change your name to PDP instead of Smith.

      • Omo Odua

        Why don’t reflect on Obasnajo’s letter to Jonathan! So, 2015 in working

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