The Acting Director of Security Matters at the Government house in Gombe, Adamu Mamman, was on Monday evening shot by gunmen, the state police command has said.
The Gombe State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Fwaje Atajiri, told newsmen that the incident happened on Monday at about 7:00 p.m at Kumbiya Kumbiya quarters in Gombe, residence of the deceased.
He said the matter is being investigated and appealed to the public to provide the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the assailants.
The PPRO said the police in Gombe are doing all they can to unravel the mystery behind the killing.
Mr. Atajiri also appealed to the public to remain calm as the police were committed to the security of lives and property in the state.
The deceased’s son, Garba Inuwa, said he was with his father in front of the house when two men came in a commercial tricycle, alighted and fired at the deceased.
Mr. Inuwa said that the attackers shot the father on the chest, stomach and back.
The late Mr. Maman has been buried.
The killing of Mr. Mamman is similar to that of some other former and serving security officials who are targeted by gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram and are killed in their homes. Earlier in June, the group claimed responsibility for the killing of a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Ningi in Kano.