BY LUKA BINNIYAT
KADUNA — Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Engr. Andrew Yakubu, yesterday, lamented the state of insecurity in parts of Kaduna State, and called on Governor Mukhtar Yero not to allow the murder of his brother, Mr. Yohanna Yakubu and others killed by unknown gunmen in the state go in vain.
Mr. Yohanna Andrew (47) worked at the power section of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, before he was killed, Saturday morning, near Idon village, in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State by unknown assailants.
Said Yakubu: “On behalf of our family, I wish to thank you for your thoughtful visit to us during this sad period.
“Yohana was a nice, humble and simple man who had made his contribution to his society and is gone in a manner that we cannot challenge God for.
“He was so humble, that even when I was heading the refinery here, very few people knew we were related. He chose to live a simple, modest life and cared very much for others.
“I have been informed about your effort in securing the state, and I thank you for that. But may the death of Yohana be the last of such. Let no one, no family undergo what we are experiencing. His death and that of others should create a new drive for securing the state.
On his part, Governor Yero described the incident as very unfortunate, noting: “I want to express our deep condolence on behalf of the people of Kaduna state to you and your family. As people of faith, we cannot question the wish of God on how we came and how we will return to him.
He was killed by robbers – Police
Meantime, the Police in Kaduna State, yesterday, confirmed the killing of Mr Yohanna Yakubu.
Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna State, Aminu Lawan, who confirmed the death, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on telephone that the said Yakubu died in a robbery attack.
Lawan said the late Yakubu was killed in a robbery attack while travelling on the Kachia-Zango Kataf road in Kaduna and not assassinated, as was being speculated by a section of the media.
“He was not traveling on official assignment; he was not in his official car. It was a robbery attack, that unfortunately happened that Sunday morning,” he said.