A polytechnic lecturer, Yohanna Mbudai Bzegu, has been shot dead in Adamawa State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
Bzegu, a lecturer with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, was shot dead in the early hours of Thursday at his Bajabure residence, behind Anglican Junior Seminary, a satellite town on the outskirt of Yola, the state capital.
The assailants reportedly broke into his house and fired multiple shots into his chest and watched him breathe his last, while his wife looked haplessly.
A source close to the family who pleaded anonymity said the attackers, gained entrance into their residence at about 3:00 am.
The source also disclosed it was the fifth attempt by the yet-to-be-identified assailants to attack the residence, adding only this time, they succeeded and murdered, their breadwinner in cold blood.
He said, “They first fire shots through the window; later they broke the door and shot him severally in the chest until they confirmed he was dead.”
While confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje said, “The Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, visited the crime scene earlier today and directed that immediate investigation, with a view to apprehending the culprit, be initiated to unearth the killers of the lecturer.”
There has been a string of killings, lately in the state which has unsettled residents, the more prominent being the attack by unknown gunmen on the residence of a pastor with Ekklesiyya Yan’uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren), Daniel Umaru, which resulted in the death of the two teenage sons of the cleric.
The PUNCH had reported that gunmen, last week, stormed the cleric’s home in the Kwarhi area, a suburb at Mararaba Mubi, in the dead of the night, shot the pastor and his two sons.
However, while his two teenage sons died instantly, the cleric did not; although his attackers abducted his 13-year-old daughter, who has since regained freedom after an undisclosed sum of money was paid to her abductors as ransom.