Kogi State Labour leader assassinated in Okene Kogi State


Kogi State Labour leader has been reportedly assassinated in Okene, Kogi State by unknown gunmen.

According to DAILY POST report,  an eyewitness said that the assassination was conducted by gunmen numbering about two, shortly after the deceased observed his evening prayer in his house on Wednesday.

Late Mallam Abdulmumuni before his death was the branch chairman Non-Academic Staff Union of Science Technology Technical Education Board (STTEB).

Condemning the incident, the Kogi State chairman Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institute Sheik Mamman Mammab expressed worries over what he described as the spate of brutal killing in Kogi State.

He said the deceased was an active labour leader who fought tirelessly for the emancipation of workers in the state.

"The family of Mallam Abdulmumuni is still in shock with this sad news. He was among other labour leaders in Kogi State working tooth and nail to see that workers are paid their salaries.

"Now he is gone. I’m calling on security agencies to bring perpetrators of this heinous act to book.”

One of the relations that pleaded to be addressed as anonymous disclosed to journalists that the death of Yakub was a great tragedy for the Ozuwaya and education community as well as Ansarul Islam society of Nigeria Okene branch.

“Yakub at Ozuwaya in front of his house was killed by unknown gunmen as he was shot in the head together with one other person.

“It’s a compounded shame that our society has turned into blood society by taking innocent lives, whether for personal, worldly or whichever reasons,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, said investigations were ongoing to track down the hoodlums from their hiding place.

The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rite.

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