The police begin to search for the killers of Professor Poly Adamawa

A polytechnic teacher, Yohanna Bzegu, was shot dead in Adamawa State by as yet unidentified gunmen.

Bzegu, a lecturer in the mechanical engineering department at Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, was shot dead in the early hours of Thursday at his residence in Bajabure, behind the Anglican Junior Seminary, a satellite town in the outskirts of Yola, the state capital.

The assailants allegedly broke into his house and shot him in the chest and watched him die while his wife watched helplessly.

A family source who spoke on condition of anonymity in an interview with reporters said the attackers entered the late speaker’s residence around 3 a.m. The source also said it was the attackers’ fifth attempt on the residence, adding that they managed to kill him in the last attempt.

He said: “They fired shots through the window; later they broke down the door and shot him in the chest until they confirmed he was dead.

Confirming the incident, State Police Command spokesman Suleiman Nguroje said: “Police Commissioner Sikiru Akande attended the scene of the crime and ordered that an immediate investigation be carried out. with a view to apprehending the culprit be opened to apprehend the speaker’s killer.”

There have been recent killings in the state and development has destabilized the locals. The most significant was an attack by suspected gunmen on the residence of Daniel Umaru; a pastor with Ekklesiyya Yan’uwa in Nigeria, resulting in the death of the cleric’s two teenage sons.

The punch reported that armed men stormed the house of the cleric in the Kwarhi region last week; a suburb of Mararaba Mubi at night, shot the pastor and his two sons. But while his two teenage sons died instantly, Umaru survived but the attackers left with his 13-year-old daughter. The teenage daughter had since been released after paying an undisclosed amount as ransom.

Brandon D. James