By Luka Binniyat
KADUNA — Mr.Yohana Yakubu (47), the younger brother of Engr. Andy Yakubu, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was yesterday ambushed and killed by unknown assailants in a village in the southern part of Kaduna, a family source informed Vanguard yesterday.
“He was going to attend a funeral in his village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) this (yesterday) morning. He was in the car with his wife and they had driven to somewhere near Idon village in Kachia LGA. The place is about 110 from Kaduna town. He was ambushed by gunmen and killed. But his wife was not hurt. That was around 7am this (Sunday) morning.
“He was a staff of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company and worked in the power house section of the refinery. His corpse has been deposited at a mortuary in Kaduna”, the source said.
It was gathered that the NNPC boss was already in Kaduna over the incident.
Another source told Vanguard that armed robbers had operated in the place unchallenged last Saturday morning, in spite of the presence of a permanent check-point manned by soldiers about a kilometer away.
The Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Aminu Lawan did not pick his call, when Vanguard called yesterday to verify the story.