El-Rufai’s Campaign Coordinator, Markus Ishaya, Assassinated


Gunmen on Tuesday, killed a local campaign coordinator of the Kaduna state governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai. Mr. El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement. According to the statement, the gunmen trailed Markus Ishaya to his village, Atuku Kasa, Atuku Ward of Jema’a local government area of the state and shot him several times. He was the governor-elect’s coordinator in Atuku Ward and did very well in mobilizing support. Mr. Aruwan said:

“His family informed us that unknown gunmen stormed his residence and shot him several times. The men, two in number, were well armed and did not pick any property in his residence except carrying out the ungodly act. The Police have confirmed the incident. The Police have also visited the scene of the crime and have commenced investigation”.

“While we appreciate their prompt action, our expectation is that the security agencies will fully investigate this killing and prosecute the perpetrators. Security agencies must adequately protect all Nigerians irrespective of their status and standing,” he said.

Condoling the family, Mr. El-Rufai who prayed for the soul of the deceased said “Our empathy and prayers go to the family of Mr. Markus Ishaya and the entire community over this callous murder and desecration of human life.

“May Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and give his family and friends the fortitude to bear this painful loss.