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Senator’s Son Killed Hours After They Discussed Insecurity In Nigeria



The Senate Committee Chairman on Air Force, Senator Bala Na’Allah has disclosed that he spoke with his late son, Abdulkareem, about the country’s worsening security a few hours before the news of his murder on Sunday.

Naija News reports that the lawmaker representing Kebbi South revealed that the discussion he had with his late son was largely on the disturbing security situation across the country.

Captain Abdulkareem, a civilian pilot was strangled and found dead inside his bedroom in his Government Reserved Area residence, Malali in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday. This area is believed to be highly secure in Kaduna.

The neighbour’s security guard found the gate of the deceased pilot strangely open, hence, he raised alarm which led to the discovery of the remains in the bedroom

The killers were reported to have gained entrance into the house through the ceiling of the house.

Na’Allah, also a pilot spoke while receiving the leadership of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) who paid him a condolence visit in the state capital on Tuesday.

He disclosed that eight hours before the murder of his 36-year-old son, he had a discussion with him over the security situation in the country, noting that “did I know or little did he know that he had less than 8 hours to live.”

The lawmaker however cautioned Nigerians against politicising the security challenges bedevilling the country at the moment while admonishing politicians to close ranks irrespective of political parties in order to tackle the security challenges headlong.

His words, “Since Abdulkareem’s death, so many things continued to happen that remove the pains of his death from me. He was one of the closest of my children. I spoke to him at 9:27 pm (Saturday) on that day. And I swear by the Holy Qur’an, the subject of our discussion was security. Little did I know or little did he know that he had less than eight hours to live but you see, God has a reason for everything.

“As a Muslim, we must accept the fact that whatever God does is the correct thing. If you really want to have peace in your life, then you must completely surrender to the will of God and I think that’s the best thing. I am happy that we have to a larger extent succeeded in doing so, me and his mother and we will remain steadfast in our belief in the will of God.

“I have consistently talked about insecurity in this country. But I think, I will go a bit further now to tell you where the problem is. This insecurity issue didn’t just come in a day and it is good we understand this because if we don’t understand it, we will continue to prescribe a medicine that will not cure it and the prescription which is dangerous to me that I have seen so far, is for politicians to attempt to politicize the issue of security.

“So, courtesy demands that we took a break, advice ourselves and look at clearly what were the issues? How do they come about? Then with that information, we can prescribe the correct antidote for our problem. But if we continue to say, it is All Progressives Congress, or Peoples Democratic Party no it is All Progressive Grand Allliance, what we are going to end up having is that the more the thing changes, the more it remain the same. May Allah not take us to that level.”