A former lecturer of the Department of Languages, Kaduna Polytechnic, Austin Umera, has killed himself after shooting his wife in the eyes.
Reports say that Mrs Maurin Umera was attacked by her now late husband in the early hours of Thursday at their house in Abubakar Kigo Riad extension.
Dr Maurin Umera, a part-time lecturer at the Department of Languages, Kaduna State University, was a former teacher at the Kaduna Capital School. is receiving treatment at 44 Army Reference Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit.
When reporters visited the house where the late Mr and Mrs Umera were residing, it was locked.
But a neighbour who participated in conveying Mrs Umera to the nearby Alba Clinic on Constitution Road together with police said the woman was shot in one of her eyes and was bleeding seriously when they reached her.
“But we were advised to take her to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna because it was an emergency situationd,” the neighbour said, adding that both the husband and the wife were quite elderly.
“We found the fabricated gun used by the former lecturer alonh with blood stains all over the room,” the neighbour said.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident saying investigation has commenced.
Second KDSG Security Update: Wednesday 5th May 2021
KDSG rejoices with freed Afaka students
The Kaduna State Police Command has reported to the Kaduna State Government, the release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization.
The government rejoices with the freed students, their families and the management of the institution over this development.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai charged them to view their ordeal as a motivator to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap NUJ Member In Yola
A news editor with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola Mrs Amra Ahmed Diska has been kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
The victim who is a nursing mother only resumed work recently after a mertanity leave.
Investigations revealed that the gun men numbering about 15 with dangerous weapons invaded the residence of the victim at Mbamba in Yola South local government area and whisked her away.
The kidnappers upon their arrival into the residence, broke the sitting room door and gained access into the bedroom asking the whereabout of the husband of the victim.
In the absence of the husband, the gunmen kidnapped the wife leaving behind her six-month-old baby.
FCT not under attack, says police.
The Nigeria Police Force has said the Federal Capital Territory is not under attack by Boko Haram terrorists as purported on social media.
This is according to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, for the FCT Police Command.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, urged residents to remain calm and ensure they verify any information before circulating it to avoid creating panic among members of the public.
The statement read, “The attention of the FCT Joint Security Team has been drawn to a viral publication in the social media purporting that the ‘Federal Capital Territory is under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists’.
security concerns within the FCT, held a strategic meeting on Thursday 29th April 2021, where the team resolved to deploy alternative proactive crime-fighting measures within the FCT particularly in areas with challenging terrain including aggressive motorized/patrols.*
“However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory, in other words, the team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the Federal Capital Territory.