A father-of-three (pictured) who had planned to take a second wife next week has been killed by thugs suspected to be supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa for booing a Local Government Chairman.
Ya’u Hussaini Magama, 30, was slated to marry his second wife next week before his death. The deceased, a butcher by profession, was said to have been beaten to death by thugs at the instance of the chairman of Jahun local government where he hailed from.
The chairman, Alhaji Idris Danlawan was furious with the deceased for being part of the boo boys who were jeering at him, and his team on his way from Kanwar Masaba village where he had gone for political campaign tour for the forthcoming LG election.
An eyewitness, who was in the company of the deceased when the incident happened, revealed that at about 7pm last Sunday, the Jahun LG chairman and other PDP supporters were coming back from Kanwar Masaba village on LG election campaign tour, and that on reaching Magama, some youth started chanting ‘Bamayi’ which means ‘we don’t want you’.
“This provoked the chairman, and he furiously came out from his car asking ‘who were saying Bamayi. On seeing the deceased who was among them, the chairman personally held his neck and asked the thugs around him to deal with him.
“I personally tried to separate (free) Ya’u from the hand of chairman before the thugs over-powered me. At last, the victim managed to run a little before collapsing and he started gasping. He was later taken to hospital and died on arrival”.
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