Anambra State delegation meets man whose wife, children were killed by gunmen


A delegation from the Government of Anambra State has visited Mr. Jubril Ahmed, the husband of late Hariri Jubril, who was killed alongside her four children by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Anambra to condole with him.

The delegation which includes the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Paul Nwosu, and the Women and Social Development counterpart, Mrs. Ify Obinabo, the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Christian Aburime, among others sent by Governor Chukwuma Soludo met with him at the Cattle Market, Amansea.

Commissioner Nwosu, who conveyed the condolence message from the Governor and the people of Anambra State to the family of the departed, explained that it was not a targeted attack on a particular tribe or religion.

He expressed shock at how people could be killed in cold blood and noted that the Governor would have attended but for urgent security concerns, he was attending to, stressing that Ndi Igbo and other tribes have lived together for so long in peace and harmony, urging them to take heart and go about their lawful businesses.

On his part, the Commissioner for Women and Social Development, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Obinabo, stated that Anambra people are largely travelers who are receptive to people from other tribes, appealing to the gunmen to have a rethink for the sake of the unborn generation and stop killing fellow human beings as such does not pay.

The leader of Miyetti Allah in the South East, Mallam Gidado Sadiq, described the incident as horrible and appreciated the governor for sending the delegation, He explained that they have lost many people and regretted that many of their people are now afraid because of the incident.

While pledging their readiness to continue working with the government to enthrone peace in the state, Mallam Gidado noted that their people living and doing business in Anambra are aware that they are not the target, recalling the lawmaker who was also killed in a gruesome manner.

The deceased’s husband, Alhaji Jubril lacked words to express himself, while the Sarkin Chamba of Anambra State, Usman Farang prayed that violence should stop.

The Chairman of Amansea Cattle Market, Alhaji Bello Maigari, younger sister to the late Harira, Suweiba Musa, as well as the Hausa Community in Amansea, were present during the visit.

Alhaji Jubril works as a security guard in Anambra State. Before her death, Harira Jibril was aged thirty-two, while her four children: Fatima, Khadijah, Hadiza, and Zaituna, were aged nine, seven, five, and two respectively.