Katsina commissioner Rabe Nasir assassinated

Katsina Commissioner Rabe Nasir

Katsina state commissioner for science and technology Rabe Nasir has been assassinated by gunmen, police confirmed on Thursday.

Commissioner of police in the state Sanusi Buba said the “unfortunate incident happened last (Wednesday) night.”

Nasir, who was reportedly staying alone, was murdered in his house located at Fatima Shema Quarters, Katsina.

Governor Aminu Masari and other state officials visited his residence on Thursday evening.

“The gunmen stormed the house at night and attacked him while he was trying to escape from them. They killed him and locked his corpse up in one of the rooms where we discovered it today (Thursday),” a resident who pleaded anonymity told PUNCH.

Nasir, 61, a former House of Representatives member, was also an ex-employee of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).