By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A Prison Officer has been reportedly shot dead in Kaduna state by people in military uniform, our correspondent has reported.
The victim, bearing Mr Orbert Bawa Maji was reportedly shot dead around Gonin Gora area of Kaduna State on his way from Abuja duty station. Orbert was driven on a private vehicle when the incendent occurred. The driver also sustained gun shot injuries.
Orbert who was on the passenger front seat and a driver of a senior prison officer’s car allegedly died instantly of the gun shoot while the driver survived with injures.
The killers, on two motorbikes, who were on Military uniform, according to eye witness driver, opened fire only on their car from behind at a close range and killed Orbert.
Family sources who confirmed the incident to our reporter in Ungwan Boro in Kaduna said they’re still gathering the information, adding the victim was coming to Kaduna for weekend in the car when he was shoot dead.
They family also said the driver was in the hurry to get to Kaduna and pass to train station in Rigasa, to pick his boss who was also coming to Kaduna through railway.
Earlier, sources said they were chased and fired by some armed personnel for disobeyed long hold-up allegedly caused by military checkpoint around Olam farm on Abuja – Kaduna highway between 4:00pm on Friday. The wife is also a prison officer serving in kaduna.
Efforts to get Director, Army public relations officer Kaduna, proved abortive as he could not respond when contacted on phone for clarification. End