By Daji Sani in Yola
The former Secretary General of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) of Jada Local Government Area in Adamawa State, Mallam Abubakar Salihu, has been gunned down by a team of policemen and vigilante on patrol in the area.
An eyewitness account informed THISDAY that the deceased was returning from his farm on his motorcycle in the evening last Wednesday in Kojoli town in Jada Local Government and was stopped at a road block by the joint patrol team but failed to obey their order and was shot by the police.
Confirming the incident, state Chairman of the union, Mallam Muhammadu Hamman Jumba told journalists in a telephone chat that late Salihu was said to have refused to obey a stop and search order by the security on duty along Kojoli-Jada road and was shot to dead.
Jumba further stated that his union would officially lay complaints to the authorities concerned to unravel the mystery behind the killing, noting that it a known fact that there was a standing order against the use of motorcycle in the entire state.
All efforts to get the police to respond to the issue proved abortive
The state government had placed a ban on the use of motorcycle in the entire state in the last nine months with a view to combating the Boko Haram insurgency bedeviling the state.