Senator Bala Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South, said that the killers of his son, Captain Abdulkareem Bala Na’Allah, a pilot, were not armed with guns.
Captain Abdulkareem, a civilian pilot, was strangled and found dead inside his bedroom in his GRA residence, Malali, in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday.
The neighbour’s security guard found the gate of the deceased pilot’s residence strangely open, hence he raised the alarm, which led to the discovery of the victim’s body in the bedroom
The killers were reported to have gained entrance into the house through the ceiling.
A statement signed by Senator Na’Allah, who is also the Senate Committee Chairman on Air Force, noted that from the briefed received so far, his 36-year-old son’s killers were not armed with guns.
According to Senator Na’Allah, himself a trained pilot, the killers gained access into the son’s house through the roof and strangled him to death.
Na’Allah also expressed the hope that his son’s death would play a major role in “finding solutions to the problem facing our great nation.”
All the three sons of the lawmaker are trained pilots.
The statement released by the lawmaker’s Special Assistant, Garba Mohammed, in Kaduna on Monday, reads, “Let me, on behalf of Na’Allah family, specifically confirm the death of Abdulkareem Na’Allah, who was attacked and killed by yet-to-be identified persons.
“From the reports received so far, his attackers were not armed with guns. They simply gained access to his house through the roof and strangled him to death. As a family, we will continue to love him, even in death, because he was such a wonderful person in his life.
“His life is not better than any other Nigerian. As a family, we leave everything in the hands of almighty Allah to whom we have since surrendered in pursuit of the strength to bear the loss of Abdulkareem in our family and by the numerous calls, messages and visits we have received so far, we have every cause to thank almighty Allah for his love and mercy to the family.
“We assure the public that though we feel greatly diminished in the manner he was killed, we shall remain steadfast in our unshakable belief in the will of Allah.
“We shall persevere and overcome this tragic loss of one of the finest ambassadors of our family who has done us proud in his life.
“We express the hope that his death will play a major role in finding solutions to the problem facing our great nation. May Allah grant him Aljannah firdaus. We thank the Nigerian Police and the government of Kaduna State for their intervention so far.”
The state Police command said it had launched full-scale investigation into the incident, with the view to apprehending the perpetrators.
The spokesman of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, in a statement, said:
“On the 29th August, 2021 at about 1530hrs the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report of the assassination of Capt. Abdulkarim Ibn Na-Allah ‘M’ 36 years and a son to Senator Bala Ibn Na-Allah.
“The report has it that the assassins forcefully gained access into the resident of the deceased at Umar Gwandu Road Malali, Kaduna during the night hours, choked him to dead in cold blood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination.
“The deceased was until his untimely death, a pilot by profession and not an army captain as being peddled in some quarters of the media.
“The Command is deeply saddened by this incident and extend its condolences to the grieving family as CP Abdullahi Mudassiru have since directed that a full scale investigation be carried out with a view to unraveling the identities of the culprit and bringing them to book.
“Detectives are currently leaving no stone unturned in compliance with the directive.
“The Command is soliciting for information from the general public that will assist in getting to the root of this incident as well as proactively preventing future recurrence of similar tragic incident.”