Katsina State commissioner of science and technology Rabe Nasir, who was assassinated on Wednesday, has been buried at the Gidan Dawa cemetery.
His body was interred following funeral prayer led by the chief imam of Katsina GRA mosque, Aminu Yammawa.
Nasir was murdered in his residence in Fatima Shema Estate, Katsina metropolis by unknown persons still at large.
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari was at the funeral. Others present include a Federal Government delegation led by the national security adviser, Maj Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd).
Inspector-general of police, Usman Baba; director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar; and chief of Defence Intelligence Major Gen. Samuel Adebayo were also in attendance.
Monguno described Nasir’s death as “a very great blow not only to the people of Katsina, but to the entire nation.”
He added, “Of course, the nature of yesterday’s incident, the police has not concluded its investigation. But Mr. President has the confidence in the Nigeria Police will uncover those who perpetrated the dastardly act and the proper criminal justice and process of the law will take place on them.”
Masari said Nasir was stabbed to death and that none of his personal belongings was stolen nor his house broken into.
“Like I said, what appears to an ordinary person is that, whomever participated in the crime was admitted by the deceased, or somebody who has keys that gives them access to him.
“But I know an investigation by security agencies would reveal what really happened. And I urge the public with any information about the incident, no matter how little it is to inform the securities,” he said.