31 July 2016
The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a Lebanese, Mr Moin Amsuri, who taught Mathematics at the prestigious Nagarta College, Sokoto, attended by Second Republic President Shehu Shagari.
Spokesman of the command, Mr El-Mustapha Sani, made the confirmation in Sokoto on Sunday.
“The deceased was suspected to have been killed by gunmen who are now at large.
“The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday at his residence in Yauri flats, Sokoto, and it was reported to the Gwiwa Police Station on the same day.
“We are suspecting that the assailants were armed robbers as his Toyota car is still missing,’’ Sani said.
The funeral prayer of the deceased was conducted on Friday in Sokoto, according to Islamic rites.
It was attended by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, and the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, among other dignitaries.
The late Amsuri, who taught Mathematics in various Secondary Schools in the state for over three decades, was buried in Sokoto.
Premier of the defunct Northern Nigeria, Late Sir Ahamadu Bello, also attended Nagarta College.