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Zadock’s murder: PDP demands full-scale investigation

By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA- The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday expressed shock over the gruesome murder of its Adamawa State Chapter Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sam Zadock by suspected gunmen.

Cross section of Former Political Office holders in the State Box during the 2017 PDP National Convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 10/12/2017

In a statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP tasked the security agencies to work tirelessly in unmasking perpetrators of the tragedy even as it said only a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the killing would suffice in the interim.

“This killing of our spokesperson, who is known for his patriotism, dedication to national development and pursuit of the revitalization of our repositioned party in that State, must be subjected to full scale investigation, particularly in the face of rising speculations over the circumstances surrounding his murder.

“While we appreciate the efforts of the military in its response leading to the arrest of some persons, we reject any attempt to wave off this killing without an exhaustive investigation by relevant security agencies and the report must be made public.

“The PDP is particularly appalled by the fact that our nation is failing by the day following the inability of the incompetent APC-led federal government to ensure a peaceful Nigeria and to provide adequate security for our citizens.

“On daily basis, the nation is inundated by news of gruesome killings and unabated violence across the country, with Nigerians being hacked down or abducted by marauders and insurgents under the inept APC government which has failed to take decisive steps to stem the ugly tide.

Our nation is being turned into a funeral parlour with bloodletting in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara, Enugu, Kogi, Ebonyi, Edo, Plateau, Nassarawa and other States across the country,” the statement read.


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