Commissioner shot dead in Katsina

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Dr. Rabe Nasir Bindawa, Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, has been shot dead.

The State commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, confirmed the death of the commissioner on Thursday night while briefing journalists at the residence of the decease at Fatima Shema Estate.

He said: “This unfortunate incident happened late yesterday (Wednesday) night. We have evacuated the corpse and investigation has commenced.

“We don’t want to go into details about the circumstances surrounding the killing. A suspect has been arrested and investigation has commenced. The corpse has been evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina”.

However, ThisDay quoted sources within the estate as saying that the slain commissioner was stabbed with a knife by the hoodlums in his sitting room and his corpse was locked in his toilet.

The state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari and other top government officials have visited the residence of the decease.

The corpse of the commissioner is expected to be buried on Friday by 2:00pm.